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Francesca Torelli

Project C3-1: Role of immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) of wild rodents for maintaining virulent T. gondii genotypes in nature

Francesca Torelli
Image Credit: Francesca Torelli

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

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Member: April 2015 - August 2019

Doctoral representative: September 2017 - October 2018

Research interest
Role of immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) of wild rodents for maintaining virulent T. gondii genotypes in nature

Title of PhD project
Role of immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) of wild rodents for maintaining virulent Toxoplasma gondii genotypes in nature

Supervisors
Prof. Frank Seeber

Ferreira SCM*, Torelli F*, Klein S, Fyumagwa R, Hofer H, Seeber F, Karesh WB, East ML. (2018) * equal contribution
High Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in free-ranging and captive African carnivores.
Int J Parasitol: Parasites and Wildlife
doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.12.007.


Torelli F, Zander S, Ellerbrok H, Kochs G, Ulrich RG, Klotz C, Seeber F (2018)
Recombinant IFN-γ from the bank vole Myodes glareolus: a novel tool for research on rodent reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens.
Sci Rep. 8: 2797.
doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21143-0


Ehret T, Torelli F, Klotz C, Pedersen AB, Seeber F (2017)
Translational Rodent Models for Research on Parasitic Protozoa-A Review of Confounders and Possibilities.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol.; 7:238.
doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00238

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