Development of a vaccine against Toxoplasma


About the research

Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous parasite that is harmless for healthy persons, but during pregnancy it can cause severe complication in the unborn child. That is why Mizanur Rahman and his colleagues are working on a vaccine to prevent Toxoplasma infection in humans. 

Mizanur Rahman

Mizanur Rahman was inspired to become a researcher in immunology on conducting his master thesis work under IPMB (Interuniversity Program in Molecular Biology) at the University of Ghent, Belgium that outlined host-parasite interactions and immune system activation. He is interested in the immunogenicity to develop vaccine and how to induce a protective immune response – one that will provide protection from a given pathogen. His current PhD work at the Laboratory of Immunology, UGent is imbedded on his passion and commitment to uproot toxoplasmosis related complications and abortion. 

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