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30 Jan 2018

Malaria: sex drugs parasites

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14 Jun 2018


Plasmodium falciparum is the most virulent of the human malaria parasites, causing ~440,000 deaths per year. Moreover, emergence of resistance to the first-line antimalarial drug, artemisinin, is looming as a major global health crisis. In order to control malaria we need to combat drug resistance to prevent disease, and to target the parasite’s sexual phase to prevent transmission.

Professor Tilley is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.