The replication of schistosomes
requires the development of the females, which depends on a pairing
contact with the male. The project covers aproaches to isolate and
characterize genes, which play essential roles for the differentiation
of the reproductive organs of the female. Among other techniques
we will use 2D gelelectrophoresis and MALDI-TOF analyses as well
as yeast two-hybrid analyses to identify novel proteins, or binding
partners of new or known molecules such as signalling proteins.