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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Christopher Howe

Professor Christopher Howe

We are interested in the molecular biology of the remnant chloroplast (apicoplast) in apicomplexan parasites (e.g. Plasmodium)

Research themes

Pathogen Biology and Evolution:
Connections in Africa:
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
Connections in Australasia:
  • Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, and South Australia, Australia
  • Massey University, New Zealand

Departments and Institutes



  • Genomics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Apicomplexa
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pathogen Evolution
  • Structural Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Transcriptomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Sequencing
  • Apicoplast
  • Drug Discovery
  • Gene Expression
  • Gene Regulation


  • Toxoplasma
  • Plasmodium
  • Malaria


  • X-Ray Crystallography