Dr. Markus Ganter

Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221-56 6546
Fax:      +49 6221-56 5751
Email: markus.ganter@med.uni-heidelberg.de

FIELDS OF INTEREST
cell biology of pathogens, molecular parasitology, mechanisms of Plasmodium cell cycle regulation

CURRENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS
Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (1.16101.17)

AWARDS & HONORS
2018    Rudolphi-Medal, German Society for Parasitology
2011    Postdoctoral Fellowship, DFG
2006    MBL Pioneers Scholarship Fund and Pfizer Inc. Endowed Scholarship

2016 – present Group Leader, Center for Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University
2010 – 2016 PostDoc, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
2009 – 2010 PostDoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin
2005 – 2009 PhD in molecular parasitology, Heidelberg University
2004 – 2005 Diploma thesis
2000 – 2004 Biology School, Heidelberg University

(*equal contribution)

Machado M, Steinke S, Ganter M (2021). Plasmodium Reproduction, Cell Size, and Transcription: How to cope with increasing DNA content?  Front Cell Infect Mi. 11, 660679

Pape C, Remme R, Wolny A, Olberg S, Wolf S, Cerrone L, Cortese M, Klaus S, Lucic B, Ullrich S, Anders-Össwein M, Wolf S, Berati C, Neufeld C, Ganter M, Schnitzler P, Merle U, Lusic M, Boulant S, Stanifer M, Bartenschlager R, Hamprecht FA, Kreshuk A, Tischer C, Kräusslich H-G, Müller B, Laketa V (2021). Microscopy-based assay for semi-quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in human sera. BioAssays, 2000257

Ganter M, Goldberg JM, Dvorin JD, Paulo JA, King JG, Tripathi AK, Paul AS, Yang J, Coppens I, Jiang RHY, Elsworth B, Baker DA, Dinglasan RR, Gygi SP, Duraisingh MT (2017). Plasmodium falciparum CRK4 directs continuous rounds of DNA replication during schizogony. Nature Microbiol. 2(5):17017

Paul AS, Saha S, Engelberg K, Jiang RHY, Coleman BI, Kosber AL, Chen C, Ganter M, Espy N, Gilberger TW, Gubbels MJ, Duraisingh MT (2015). Parasite calcineurin regulates host cell recognition and attachment by apicomplexans. Cell Host Microbe. 18:49-60

Coleman BI, Skillman KM, Jiang RHY, Childs LM, Altenhofen LM, Ganter M, Leung Y, Goldowitz I, Kafsack BFC, Marti M, Llinas M, Buckee CO, Duraisingh MT (2014). A Plas-modium falciparum histone deacetylase regulates antigenic variation and gametocyte con-version. Cell Host Microbe. 16:177-186

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