Genomic Insights Into The Biology Of The Carcinogenic Blood Fluke, Schistosoma Haematobium: A First Response To The Wake-Up Call

Grant number: 1036194 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015



Schistosoma haematobium is a seriously neglected parasite that infects > 100 million people. Chronic infection severely affects the urino-genital system and causes malignant bladder cancer. Advanced technologies will be used to explore, for the first time, the molecular biology of this parasite, design new strategies to fight this insidious pathogen and understand how it induces cancer.