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  • Research Groups
    Clinical Research

    Doherty Institute researchers have long standing collaborations with malaria researchers in Papua New Guinea, Malawi and Indonesia. They study the effects of malaria infection on pregnant women, their babies, and young children and have led or collaborated on studies of new drugs to prevent malaria in Papua New Guinea and Malawi. Working with Malawian clinicians and scientists, they study children with severe malaria, examining white blood cell responses to the malaria parasite, and how the parasite manipulates these responses by changing its protein expression. Their broad aim is to find better tools to prevent and treat malaria in children and pregnant women.