Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

The secret life of malaria parasites during the dry season

Portugal, Silvia; Denkhaus, Christian
Lise-Meitner-Gruppenleiterin Biologie der Malariaparasiten
Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. But what happens if no mosquitoes are present during a dry season? Our research group is investigating the mechanisms used by malaria parasites to survive dry seasons in their host. For this, we cooperate with a partner group of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Bamako, Mali, where we study more than 600 people over long periods of time.

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