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Rita Tewari

Professor of Parasite Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

PhD, University of Delhi, India (1989); Postdoctoral Fellow, INRA, France (1990-1992); Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge and NIMR, UK (1993-1994); Senior Research Associate, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1994-1997); Senior Scientist , Sars International Center for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen, Norway (1997-1999); Research Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK (1999-2007); Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK (2008-2012), Associate Professor (2012-2014), Professor March 2015 to date University of Nottingham, UK

Teaching Summary

1. 3rd year Pathogens course - ~80 students 2. 1st year practical course in Human Physiology and Pharmacology - ~75-80 students 3. 4th year MSci course on Research Skills in Presentation -15 students… read more

Research Summary

Functional analysis of signalling pathways modulating malaria parasite development and parasite-host interactions: Research in my group aims to analyse parasite proteins, in particular kinases,… read more

1. 3rd year Pathogens course - ~80 students 2. 1st year practical course in Human Physiology and Pharmacology - ~75-80 students 3. 4th year MSci course on Research Skills in Presentation -15 students 4. Personal Tutor for 20 students belonging to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year 5. MSci students (3-4/year), MRes student 2012-2013

Current Research

Functional analysis of signalling pathways modulating malaria parasite development and parasite-host interactions: Research in my group aims to analyse parasite proteins, in particular kinases, phosphatases and other novel proteins involved in parasite signalling pathways, development and invasion of host cells. Work in my group involves gene tranfection of rodent malaria models, with the overall aim being to identify novel drug and vaccine targets. We are funded by MRC.

Recent grants from MRC: 1. MRC Project Grant (March 2013- Feb. 2016) Project: Unravelling the molecular mechanisms regulating cell division in the malaria parasite Total amount: £527,000 without FEC

2. MRC New Investigator Grant (Sept. 2009-Aug.2012) Project: Unravelling the genome wide function of protein phosphatases in malaria parasite biology. Total amount: £425,000 without FEC

3. Co applicant on MRC Programme Grant (Jun.2010-May 2013) with Prof Robin Leathborrow, Imperial College London; Prof Tony Holder (MRC UK) and Prof Tony Wilkinson (York, UK). Project: N-Myristoyl Transferase: a drug target for anti-malarial therapy. Total Amount: £1,102,000 Amount for Nottingham: £295,000

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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