Jill Chmielewski

Jill Chmielewski

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

My PhD research focuses on two malaria parasite species: Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for the majority of malarial deaths, and P. knowlesi which is a zoonotic species (transmits from monkeys to humans). Specifically, I utilise gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9) to remove proteins from the surface of the parasite as it replicates in the blood stream. This allows me to determine how important these proteins are for the parasite to replicate successfully as well as assess whether it is a potential vaccine target. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Davidson, M. S., Andradi-Brown, C., Yahiya, S., Chmielewski, J., O'Donnell, A. J., Gurung, P., . . . Baum, J. (2021). Automated detection and staging of malaria parasites from cytological smears using convolutional neural networks. Biological imaging, 1, e2-1-e2-13.
    DOI Europe PMC7

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