Probing Sexual Transformation Of The Human Malaria Parasite,Plasmodium Falciparum,Using Novel Imaging Modalities

Grant number: DP110100624 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Malaria parasites adopt a characteristic banana shape prior to sexual recombination; without this shape change disease transmission via mosquitoes cannot occur. This project will use advanced imaging technologies to study sexual recombination of malaria with a view to preventing the millions of deaths due to malaria each year.