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

1. 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

2. 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

3. Ganter M, Rizopoulos Z, Schuler H, Matuschewski K. 2015. Pivotal and distinct role for Plasmodium actin capping protein alpha during blood infection of the Malaria parasite. Mol Microbiology. 96:84-94

4. 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 Plasmodium falciparum histone deacetylase regulates antigenic variation and gametocyte conversion. Cell Host Microbe. 16:177-186

5. *Sattler J, *Ganter M, Hliscs M, Matuschewski K, Schuler H. 2011. Actin regulation in the Malaria parasite. Eur J Cell Biology. 90:966-971

6. *Siden-Kiamos I, *Ganter M, Kunze A, Hliscs M, Steinbüchel M, Mendoza J, Sinden R, Louis K, Matuschewski K. 2011. Stage-specific depletion of myosin A supports an essential role in motility of malarial ookinetes. Cell Microbiology. 13(12):1996-2006

7. Ganter M, Schuler H, Matuschweski K. 2009. Vital role for the Plasmodium capping protein (CP) beta subunit in motility of malaria sporozoites. Mol Microbiology. 74:1356-1367

8. Kursula I, Kursula P, Ganter M, Panjikar S, Matuschewski K, Schuler H. 2008. Structural basis for parasite-specific functions of the divergent profilin of Plasmodium falciparum. Structure. 16:1638-1648