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Evimalar


Towards the establishment of a permanent European Virtual Institute dedicated to Malaria Research (Evimalar).
 
 
Framework programme:
 7
Project number:
242095
EC contribution:
€ 12,000,000
Duration:
60 months
Funding scheme :
Network of Excellence (NoE)
Starting date:
01/10/2009
 
 

Keywords: Malaria, Africa, Anopheles, plasmodium, mosquito, host-pathogen interactions, integrative biology, network, translation

Background

Malaria remains an enormous public health problem in the tropical regions of the world. Despite decades of endeavour, fully effective vaccines have not been developed and the repertoire of effective drugs is diminishing due to parasite resistance. These shortcomings are due in no small measure to the continuing lack of fundamental understanding of the biology of the parasite and its interactions with its host and vector, the female Anopheles mosquito.

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