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I am a graduate student in the [[Kafatos/Christophides Lab]]
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====The role of PGRP proteins in innate immunity pathways in the malaria vector ''Anopheles gambiae''.====
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The ''Anopheles gambiae'' peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP) gene family consists of 7 genes with 13 PGRP domains. We have analyzed the role of these genes in the mosquito immune defense to bacteria and the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei.<br><br>
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Stephan Meister<br>
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Imperial College London<br>
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Division of Cell & Molecular Biology<br>
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South Kensington Campus, SAF<br>
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London, SW72AZ<br>
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''email1:'' stephan.meister AT embl DOT de <br>
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''email2:'' s.meister AT imperial DOT ic DOT ac DOT uk <br>
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* 4, PhD, EMBL
 
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* 4, Diplom Biol., University of Wuerzburg
 
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===Education===
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* ''2007-present''&nbsp;Postdoctoral Fellow at the [http://www.scripps.edu Scripps Research Institute], San Diego, USA
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* ''2005-2006'' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; working at [http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ Imperial College], London, UK.
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* ''2001-2006'' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PhD student, [http://www.embl.de/ EMBL], Heidelberg, Germany.
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* ''1999-2000'' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; visiting graduate student at [http://www.duke.edu/ Duke University], NC, USA.
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* ''1996-2001'' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Diplom Biol., [http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/ University of Wuerzburg], Germany.
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====The role of PGRP proteins in innate immunity pathways in the malaria vector ''Anopheles gambiae''.====
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The ''Anopheles gambiae'' peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP) gene family consists of 7 genes with 13 PGRP domains. We analyze the role of these genes in the mosquito immune defense to bacteria and the malaria parasite ''Plasmodium berghei''. We have previously shown that the NF-κB transcription factor REL2 is involved in defense against both types of bacteria and malaria parasites <cite>meister2005</cite>. IMD is only responsible for the reaction against Gram-positive bacteria and ''Plasmodium''. Our data suggests significant divergence as well as many similarities of immune signaling between ''Anopheles gambiae'' and the fruit fly ''Drosophila melanogaster''. The differences most likely reflect the different lifestyles of the two insects and, consequently, different infectious agents that the two insects encounter during their lifetimes. In mosquitoes, one of these agents is the malaria parasite ''Plasmodium''. <br><br>
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===Conference posters===
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[[Image:BioMalPar_Poster.png|thumb|left|220px|BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006]]
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[[Image:BDV_Course_2004.png|thumb|left|230px|BDV Course, Colorado, USA 2004]]
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[[Image:Trest_2003.png|thumb|left|110px|EMBO PRR Workshop, Trest by Prague 2003]]
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* '''Meister S''', ''PhD Thesis'', EMBL/University of Heidelberg, 2006.
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* '''Meister S''' et al., ''Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.'' 2005 Aug 9; 102(32):11420-5. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16076953&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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* '''Meister S''', et al., ''Int J Parasitol.'' 2004 Dec;34(13-14):1473-82. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15582524&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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* Kumar S,(...) '''Meister S''', et al., ''Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.'' 2003 Nov 25; 100(24): 14139-44. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=14623973&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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* Christophides GK,(...) '''Meister S''' et al., ''Science'' 2002 Oct 4; 298(5591):159-65. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12364793&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED ]
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* Holt RA,(...) '''Meister S''' et al., ''Science'' 2002 Oct 4;298(5591): 129-49. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12364791&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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* Dimopoulos G,(...) '''Meister S''' et al., ''Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.'' 2002 Jun 25;99(13):8814-9. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12077297&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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#phd2006 Meister S, ''[http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/archiv/6571/ PhD Thesis]'', EMBL/University of Heidelberg, 2006.
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* Dunipace L, '''Meister S''' et al. ''Curr Biol.'' 2001 Jun 5;11(11):822-35. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=11516643&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum PUBMED]
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#meister2005 pmid=16076953
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* '''Meister S''', ''Diploma Thesis'', University of Wuerzburg, 2001.
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#meister2004 pmid=15582524
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#kumar2003 pmid=14623973
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#christoph2002 pmid=12364793  
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#Diplom Meister S, ''Diploma Thesis'', University of Wuerzburg, 2001.
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Stephan Meister










Education



Research Interests

The role of PGRP proteins in innate immunity pathways in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.

The Anopheles gambiae peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP) gene family consists of 7 genes with 13 PGRP domains. We analyze the role of these genes in the mosquito immune defense to bacteria and the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei. We have previously shown that the NF-κB transcription factor REL2 is involved in defense against both types of bacteria and malaria parasites [1]. IMD is only responsible for the reaction against Gram-positive bacteria and Plasmodium. Our data suggests significant divergence as well as many similarities of immune signaling between Anopheles gambiae and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The differences most likely reflect the different lifestyles of the two insects and, consequently, different infectious agents that the two insects encounter during their lifetimes. In mosquitoes, one of these agents is the malaria parasite Plasmodium.


Conference posters

BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006
BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006
BDV Course, Colorado, USA 2004
BDV Course, Colorado, USA 2004
EMBO PRR Workshop, Trest by Prague 2003
EMBO PRR Workshop, Trest by Prague 2003


Publications


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  2. Meister S, PhD Thesis, EMBL/University of Heidelberg, 2006. [phd2006]
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  9. Meister S, Diploma Thesis, University of Wuerzburg, 2001. [Diplom]
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