Christine Langer

Laboratory Manager & Research Assistant, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies


Having previously worked in molecular biology orientated laboratories in both Hamburg and Melbourne, Christine is now responsible for the electron microscopy work that is being done within Professor James Beeson’s laboratory.

She uses Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to answer specific questions about the malaria parasite.

These include understanding cell surface morphology of malaria cell lines, describing interactions between different cell types; showing changes to the morphology of cell compartments in genetic manipulated cell lines or tracking specific antigens with the help of immunolabelling.


  • 2011: Research Assistant, Beeson Laboratory, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2010-2011: Research Assistant, Beeson Laboratory, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • 2007-2010: Research Assistant with Professor Alan Cowman in the Division of Infection and Immunity, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2003-2007: Research Assistant with Professor Tim W. Gilberger, Malaria II at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2002-2003: Research Assistant with Professor R.D Walter, Biochemical Parasitology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Publications (33)

2020 (1)

  • Infectious KoRV-related retroviruses circulating in Australian bats.
    Hayward JA, Tachedjian M, Kohl C, Johnson A, Dearnley M, Jesaveluk B, Langer C, Solymosi PD, Hille G, Nitsche A, Sánchez CA, Werner A, Kontos D, Crameri G, Marsh GA, Baker ML, Poumbourios P, Drummer HE, Holmes EC, Wang LF, Smith I, Tachedjian G
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Apr; 117(7):9529–9536

2019 (1)

  • IgM in human immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
    Boyle MJ, Chan JA, Handayuni I, Reiling L, Feng G, Hilton A, Kurtovic L, Oyong D, Piera KA, Barber BE, William T, Eisen DP, Minigo G, Langer C, Drew DR, de Labastida Rivera F, Amante FH, Williams TN, Kinyanjui S, Marsh K, Doolan DL, Engwerda C, Fowkes FJI, Grigg MJ, Mueller I, McCarthy JS, Anstey NM, Beeson JG
    Sci Adv. 2019 Sep; 5(9):eaax4489

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