Molly completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in 2016 at the University of Melbourne. Her research project was carried out at Bio21 and investigated the sexual stage development of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
After completing her degree, she worked as a research assistant in a Cell Signalling laboratory. Her work helped to understand the formation and components of nuclear bodies in the neurodegenerative disease SCA1.
Molly is currently working in the Malaria Virulence and Drug Discovery group. She is assisting in determining the mechanism of action of potential anti-malarial drugs, whilst providing support in the laboratory.
- 2017-2019: Research Assistant, Cell Signalling, University of Melbourne
- 2016-2017: Research Assistant, Malaria, University of Melbourne
- 2016: BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne
- The Plasmodium falciparum parasitophorous vacuole protein P113 interacts with the parasite protein export machinery and maintains normal vacuole architecture.
Bullen HE, Sanders PR, Dans MG, Jonsdottir TK, Riglar DT, Looker O, Palmer CS, Kouskousis B, Charnaud SC, Triglia T, Gabriela M, Schneider MP, Chan JA, de Koning-Ward TF, Baum J, Kazura JW, Beeson JG, Cowman AF, Gilson PR, Crabb BS
Mol Microbiol. 2022 Apr; 117(5):1245-1262
- Property activity refinement of 2-anilino 4-amino substituted quinazolines as antimalarials with fast acting asexual parasite activity.
Ashton TD, Ngo A, Favuzza P, Bullen HE, Gancheva MR, Romeo O, Parkyn Schneider M, Nguyen N, Steel RWJ, Duffy S, Lowes KN, Sabroux HJ, Avery VM, Boddey JA, Wilson DW, Cowman AF, Gilson PR, Sleebs BE
Bioorg Chem. 2021 Sep; 117:105359
- Disrupting assembly of the inner membrane complex blocks Plasmodium falciparum sexual stage development.
Molly Parkyn Schneider, Boyin Liu, Philipp Glock, Annika Suttie, Emma McHugh, Dean Andrew, Steven Batinovic, Nicholas Williamson, Eric Hanssen, Paul McMillan, Marion Hliscs, Leann Tilley, Matthew W A Dixon
PLoS Pathog. 2017 Oct; 13(10):e1006659
- An exported protein-interacting complex involved in the trafficking of virulence determinants in Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes.
Batinovic S, McHugh E, Chisholm SA, Matthews K, Liu B, Dumont L, Charnaud SC, Schneider MP, Gilson PR, de Koning-Ward TF, Dixon MWA, Tilley L
Nat Commun. 2017 Jul; 8:16044