Malaria: Modern Tactics to Combat an Ancient Disease

Free Public Lecture

Malaria: Modern Tactics to Combat an Ancient Disease

Gene Technology Access Centre, University High School

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Booking not required

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Malaria is thought to have killed more humans than any other infectious disease, and today remains a disease a profound public health importance. A malaria vaccine is desperately needed but none have yet been licensed for use. Antimalarial drugs are the frontline defence against this terrible disease. Unfortunately, current antimalarials are becoming less useful as the parasite develops resistance. In this talk we will discuss some new possibilities on the horizon for new treatments for malaria.

Associate Professor Justin Boddey is a Laboratory Head in the Infection and Immunity Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

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