Animations

MalariaGEN has produced some animations that explain some of the fundamental principles of genetics, resistance to control measures and to explain some of the outcomes of our projects.

They are intended as a lay summary with visualisations that can help for form a foundation on which to build knowledge in the area how resistance can emerge, what is genetic variation and how can genetics be used to power malaria control decision making. 

How does insecticide resistance happen? 

Focusing on how natural selection drives insecticide resistance relating to malaria and how genetic monitoring of mosquito populations can help inform us. Led by Dr George Busby and Dr Vikki Cornelius (now Simpson). Animation by Lottie Kingslake.

What can genetics tell us about Malaria?

A simple animation focusing on variation, inheritance and genetic mutation using the malaria parasite as an example. Led by Dr George Busby and Dr Vikki Cornelius (now Simpson). Animation by Lottie Kingslake.

Malaria Drug Resistance and Genomics

Learn how DNA sequencing technologies are being used to better understand drug resistant malaria parasites, and to track and contain them before they spread. Led by Steve Pritchard and Rachel Giacomantonio. Animation by Laura Hart.
 

Genetic resistance to malaria

Learn how variations in DNA in some regions of the human genome can help protect people from developing severe malaria. Led by Steve Pritchard, Rachel Giacomantonio and Dr Kirk Rockett. Animation by Laura Hart.