RMgmDB - Rodent Malaria genetically modified Parasites


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Pberghei.eu hosts a database containing information on genetically modified rodent parasite lines generated by many labs worldwide.

Contributers in alphabetic order:
The following researchers/research groups have contributed to RMgm database:

  • Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Dr. D.A. Baker
  • Department of Microbiology, Columbia University, New York, USA
    Dr. A. Ecker
  • Department of Molecular Parasitology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
    Prof. V. Heussler
  • Department of Parasitology, BPRC, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
    A.M. Voorberg-v.d. Wel, Dr. C.H.M. Kocken and Dr. A.W. Thomas
  • Department of Parasitology, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
    Dr. F. Frischknecht
  • Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive Parasitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanità Roma, Italy
    Dr. M. Ponzi and Dr. T. Pace
  • Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Dr. R. Tewari
  • Division of Infection and Immunity, Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Dr. A.P. Waters
  • Institut Pasteur, Unité de Biologie et Génétique du Paludisme, Paris, France.
    Dr. R. Ménard
  • Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Dr. J. Thompson
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Dr. I. Siden-Kiamos
  • Leiden Malaria Research Group, Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden The Netherlands
    Dr. C.J. Janse, Dr. B. Franke-Fayard, Dr. S.M. Khan
  • Malaria Biology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia
    Dr. D.L. Gardiner
  • Michael Heidelberger Division of Pathology of Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
    Prof. V. Nussenzweig
  • Parasitology Unit, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
    Dr. O. Silvie
  • Parasitology Unit, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
    Dr. T.W.A. Kooij
  • Penn Center for Bioinformatics and Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA; EUPathDB; PlasmoDB
    Dr. B.P. Brunk, Dr. O.S. Harb, Prof. D.S. Roos
  • Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, USA
    Dr. S.H. Kappe
  • The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Dr. T.F. de Koning-Ward
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK; GeneDB
    Prof. M. Berriman, Dr. U. Boehme, Dr. O. Billker, Dr. F. Schwach

Other websites

For more information about the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei see the following websites:

Information about the Leiden Malaria Research Group

Information about the rodent malaria parasite P. berghei (Leiden Malaria Research Group)

Wikipedia: Plasmodium berghei

P. berghei protocols and databases (Leiden Malaria Research Group).

Password protected 'SharePoint' environment. Login details (username, password) for the Sharepoint-site can be requested by filling out the 'request form for access/password' on the website.

PlasmoDB: The Plasmodium Genome Resource, hosting genomic and expression data (and more) for different Plasmodium species

GeneDB: Providing genome data of P. berghei and other Plasmodium species (Sanger Institute's Pathogen Genomics activities).

MR4: Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource Center (plasmids for genetic modification of P. berghei, transgenic and mutant P. berghei parasites and more)

PlasmoGem: Providing a set of tools for genetic modification of P. berghei (for example PbGEM gene targeting vectors for P. berghei transfection).


Dr. C.J. Janse
Leiden Malaria Research Group
Department of Parasitology, Center of Infectious Diseases

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC, L4-Q)
Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden
The Netherlands

Submission of information or mutants for publication in the database
For all mutants a ‘comment-box’ is available, where it is possible to submit additional information, corrections and comments as well as suggestions for improving the description of the mutants. Information on new mutants to be published in the database can be submitted either in excel format or uploaded directly onto the database (please contact Dr. Chris J. Janse for more information on how to submit/upload this information).

RMgmDB is provided and generated by the Leiden Malaria Research Group (LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands).
For questions, suggestions and remarks please contact Dr. Chris J. Janse.
The database is supported by:

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The Leiden University Medical Centre

FP7-EviMalaR European Network of Excellence