Last Updated

18 Jun 2018

Malaria Infectious Reservoir and Genomics (MIRaGe)

Objectives

How Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites survive during the dry season in asymptomatic chronic infections is not known. The MIRaGe project regularly collects blood samples all year round from participants in the URR (Eastern Gambia) to perform a wide range of assays, including parasite whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, qPCR and membrane feeding assays. Results will enable us to understand how P. falciparum parasites establish a long-term infection.

Funding Information
MRC UK/LSHTM West African Fellowship