Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery in Epigenetics [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Also known as: New drugs for parasitic diseases

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Katherine Andrews (Principal investigator) ,  Prof David Fairlie

Brief description Parasitic infections are a significant global health problem, resulting in more than a million deaths annually. Unfortunately there is no licensed vaccine available for any human parasitic infection, and in many cases current drugs suffer from issues of parasite drug resistance. To address this problem this project brings together leading researchers from the European Union, Brazil, and Australia to discover and develop new types of drugs for four major human parasitic diseases: schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and malaria.

Funding Amount $AUD 272,144.09

Funding Scheme Targeted Calls

Notes Aust/EU Collaborative Research Grant

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