Genome research produces new anti-malarial drug targets
In a malarial infection, there is a competition between the malaria parasite and the host. The rate of growth of the parasite impacts whether the malaria can reach a level of parasitaemia, or if the host’s immune system can respond quickly enough to kill the parasite.
The host response that controls the growth of malarial parasites has been largely thought to be the adaptive immune response.
This talk, by molecular geneticist Professor Simon Foote, will introduce the concept that the innate immune response as mediated by platelets may be as important, and will look at the research underpinning this observation.
This is a free event but registration is essential.