The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) is investigating how genetic variation affects the biology and epidemiology of malaria, and using this knowledge to develop tools to control the disease.
MalariaGEN provides a framework for researchers around the world to work together on projects that require sharing and integrating large amounts of data to study the evolutionary processes that affect malaria transmission and disease.
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We're studying the human genome to better understand the genetic factors that help people to resist severe malaria – information that could provide vital clues about the molecular mechanisms of immunity and accelerate the development of an effective vaccine.
We're studying Anopheles mosquitoes in order to better understand how malaria is transmitted, how mosquito populations can be controlled, and how mosquitoes are evolving in response to insecticides and other control interventions.
We're investigating the biological consequences of genetic variation in the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria, in order to answer crucial questions about malaria transmission and drug resistance.