Leiden Clinical Parasitology

Clinical research 

The clinical parasitology research group is a highly multidisciplinary group of scientists, clinicians, nurses and technicians jointly combining efforts to investigate the interaction of parasitic diseases with their human host. The strength of the group lies in the combination of clinical research and complementary ex vivo or in vitro models. The group aims to contribute to combatting clinically relevant parasitic diseases with an significant impact on global health with the ultimate aim to develop highly efficacious vaccines. To facilitate research, the group maintains a colony of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes, cultures Plasmodium falciparum parasites, supports the maintenance of Biomphalaria glabrata snails and Schistosoma mansoni parasites within the LUMC animal facility and invests in the culture of Necator americanus L3 larvae. 


Parasites in human skin
In vivo imaging of parasites
Malaria and hepatocyte metabolism
Testing of a genetically attenuated malaria vaccine