Malaria

Approximately half of the world population lives at risk of malaria

According to the 2017 World Malaria Report, 91 countires confirmed almost 216 million cases in 2016 (an increase of 5 million compared to the previous year).

In 2016, malaria killed more than 445,000 people. Fifteen countries accounted for 80% of global deaths; all of them except one are in Subsaharan Africa, where 9 out of 10 deaths occurred. 

Main Lines of Research

  • Enabling technologies for malaria research
  • Parasite biology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Malaria immunology
  • Diagnostics
  • Evaluation of preventive and therapeutic tools
  • Epidemiology and clinical presentation of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax
  • Vector biology and control
  • Novel approaches and strategies for malaria elimination
  • Health economy studies and assessment of the economic impact of malaria elimination

Highlighted Projects

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MiPMon

Pregnant women as a sentinel group for malaria surveillance in an era of changing malaria transmission

Other projects

See Past Projects

PlasmoSugars

Exploration of the singularities of the sugar nucleotide metabolism and description of novel glycosylation pathways in the malaria parasite

AlphaGal

Exploration of the singularities of the sugar nucleotide metabolism and description of novel glycosylation pathways in the malaria parasite

NANOpheles

Development of nanovectors for the targeted delivery in Anopheles mosquitoes of agents blocking transmission of Plasmodium parasites