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Ongoing Projects

2024–2026
Physiological and pharmacological significance of formate-nitrite transporters in Toxoplasma gondii: ICMR Research Grant, ca. INR 7 million

2022–2024
Biosensor monitoring in Toxoplasma gondii: Indo-Japan Scholar Mobility Program by DST-JSPS (co-PI, Takeharu Nagai @ Osaka University, Japan), ca. INR 1 million

2022–2025
Pyruvate homeostasis in Toxoplasma gondii: DST-SERB Core Research Grant, ca. INR 6 million

2021–2025
Lipid and cyclic nucleotide signalling in Toxoplasma gondii: IA/S/19/1/504263 by Wellcome Trust – DBT (India Alliance) Senior Fellowship, ca. INR 45 million

Previous Grants

2019–2021
A novel lipid-regulated calcium homeostasis in Toxoplasma gondii. GU1100/4-3 from German Research Foundation, ca. 260,000 €

2019–2020
Functional and physiological significance of phosphatidylethanolamine biogenesis in Toxoplasma gondii: GU1100/15 from German Research Foundation, ca. 10000 €

2017–2020
Cyclic nucleotides-mediated ion homeostasis in the malaria parasite: IRTG2290 from German Research Foundation; co-PI: Alexander Maier (ANU), ca. 230,000 €

2016–2020
Metabolic basis of obligate intracellular parasitism: GU1100/8 & GU1100/13 from German Research Foundation, ca. 520,000 €

2015–2018
Optogenetic dissection of cyclic NMP signaling T. gondii: GU1100/7 from German Research Foundation, co-PI: Peter Hegemann, ca. 197,000 €

2015–2021
Cyclic NMP signaling and metabolic regulation in T. gondii: GRK2046/A2 from German Research Foundation, ca. 460,000 €

2014–2017
Synthesis vs. import of host-derived phospholipids by T. gondii: GU1100/4-1 from German Research Foundation; co-PI: Maik Lehmann, ca. 320,000 €

2013–2016
Carbon metabolisms of acute and chronic stages of T. gondii: GU1100/3-1 from German Research Foundation, ca. 160,000 €

2010–2012
Phosphatidylcholine synthesis as a drug target in T. gondii: Young scientist grant from European Society of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, 20,000

2009–2014
Biogenesis of inositol-lipids in T. gondii: GRK1121/A7 from German Research Foundation, co-PI: Andreas Herrmann (HU, Berlin), 362,000 €

2009–2013
Modeling of lipid biogenesis in Toxoplasma-infected human cell: SBF618/C7 from German Research Foundation, co-PIs: Herrmann Holzhütter (Charité, Berlin) and Richard Lucius (HU, Berlin), ca. 411,000 €

2009–2011
High-throughput anti-coccidian drug screening using YFP-parasite, Novartis Animal Healthcare, co-PI: Richard Lucius (HU, Berlin), ca. 33,000 €

2009–2011
In vivo parasite-host interactions in the Eimeria-mouse model. Manuela Schmid (doctoral student) & Nishith Gupta (host PI), Helmholtz Foundation, ca.120,000 €

2008–2010
Central carbon metabolism of T. gondii. Martin Blume (doctoral student) & Nishith Gupta (host PI), Helmholtz Foundation, ca.120,000 €

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