Genomic-Based Tools To Support The Control Of Urogenital Schistosomiasis And Hepatic Opisthorchiasis

Grant number: 1109829 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Over 100 million people are affected by parasitic flukes that promote malignant tumours. Parasite control depends on a single drug, making resistance an imminent threat. I will deliver new genomic tools to unravel the complex interactions between parasites and humans, and explore parasite population diversity on a continental scale. I will then prioritise a panel of anti-parasitic drug targets and vaccine candidates to deliver the next generation of interventions against parasitic diseases.

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