Var gene diversity and naturally acquired immunity to malaria [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Naturally acquired immunity to malaria

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Researchers: A/Pr Alyssa Barry (Principal investigator) ,  Prof John Reeder Dr Livingstone Tavul

Brief description In areas where malaria is common, people develop natural immunity to the disease albeit very slowly due to the many parasite strains that circulate. The project will use protein microarrays to investigate the patterns by which antibodies are acquired to the majority of strains. This will reveal how antibodies are acquired with age and which are associated with protection against malaria symptoms. The research aims to identify biomarkers of malaria immunity and may lead to new vaccine candidates.

Funding Amount $AUD 410,664.75

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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