Surface Antigens Aof Plasmodium Falciparum-Infected Erythocytes And Immunity To Malaria In Humans

Grant number: 1047715 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Malaria is a leading cause of death globally, particularly among children. Malaria parasites infect red blood cells and multiply inside them, resulting in severe illness if left untreated. Effective treatments are limited and currently there is no vaccine. In human studies, we aim to identify the target antigens of immune responses and immune mechanisms that protect against malaria. With this knowledge, vaccines can be designed against malaria to prevent serious illness and death.