|Professor Peter Rainer Preiser is Associate Provost (Graduate Education) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also concurrently the Director for CN Yang Scholars Programme and Deputy Director for Biosciences Research Centre at NTU.
Prof Preiser obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from University of Delaware, USA, in 1981 . After his postdoctoral appointment at Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, USA, Prof Preiser joined London’s National Institute for Medical Research as a Senior Research Scientist. In 2003 he left London to join NTU’s School of Biological Sciences (SBS) as an Associate Professor and was later promoted to full Professor in 2009. Prof Preiser still teaches at SBS’ Division of Genomics and Genetics.
Prof Preiser majors in parasitic diseases such as malaria. He has published seminal papers on the ability of malarial parasite to simultaneously invade a host cell and escape host immunity successfully. An active member of the infectious disease inter-disciplinary research group with the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Prof Preiser has collaborated with top research institutes around the world and has published over 60 top-quality international journal papers. Since joining NTU, Prof Preiser has won more than S$17 million competitive research funds, as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator.
Prof Preiser has often been invited as an expert reviewer for numerous international funding agencies and international journals including Science, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and so on. He has served as an external examiner for Ngee Ann Polytechnic and has organised a number of international meetings in Singapore. Prof Preiser is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
- Biodegradable Cardiovascular Implants
- Characterization of the STEVOR multigene family in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
- Comparative transcription analysis to identify novel targets for malaria intervention
- Development of Scalable Bioinformatics Algorithms and Tools for Emerging Sequencing Technologies
- Development of malaria antigen library : a tool for identification of correlates of protection use for identification of human correlates of a protection
- Functional and structural characterization of functional domains of the Reticulocyte Binding Proteins of Plasmodium during merozoite invasion
- Functional genomic analyses of human malaria parasite resistance to artemisinin
- Identification of malaria parasite genes important for virulence and survival in the natural host
- Identifying a Laboratory Marker of Artemisinin Resistance
- Physical Characterization of Elastic Properties of Malaria Infested Red Blood Cells
- Role of Multigene Families in Adaptation and immune evasion fo the malaria parasite
- Signaling during Plasmodium falciparum merozoite invasion
- Understanding Molecular Mechanism of Supradamal, a Novel Adamantanyl-Based Antimalarial Drug
- Understanding the mechanism of splenic clearance of malaria infected red blood cells
- Understanding the molecular basis of red blood cell selection by malaria merozoites
- Unstanding the functional role of the STEVOR multigene family in the human parasite Plasmodium falciparum
- Variant Surface antigens of Plasmodium chabaaudi as a model to study antigenic variation in P. vivax
- Huang X, Liew K, Natalang O, Siau A, Zhang N, Preiser PR. (2013). The Role of Serine-Type Serine Repeat Antigen in Plasmodium yoelii Blood Stage Development.. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e60723.
- Gunalan K, Gao X, Yap SS, Huang X, Preiser PR. (2013). The role of the reticulocyte-binding-like protein homologues of Plasmodium in erythrocyte sensing and invasion. Cellular Microbiology, 15(1), 35-44.
- Gruber A, Manimekalai MSS, Preiser PR, Gruber G. (2012). Structural architecture and interplay of the nucleotide- and erythrocyte binding domain of the reticulocyte binding protein Py235 from Plasmodium yoelii. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(12), 1083-1089.
- Preiser P, Renia L, Cooke BM. (2012). Editorial--Singapore Malaria Network Meeting (SingMalNet) 2012.. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(12), 1047.
- Tibùrcio M, Niang M, Deplaine G, Perrot S, Bischoff E, Ndour PA, Silvestrini F, Khattab A, Milon G, David PH, Hardeman M, Vernick KD, Sauerwein RW, Preiser PR, Mercereau-Puijalon O, Buffet P, Alano P, Lavazec C. (2012). A switch in infected erythrocyte deformability at the maturation and blood circulation of Plasmodium falciparum transmission stages. Blood, 119(24), e172-80.