Novel serological and molecular tools for malaria surveillance and intervention
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Dr Leanne Robinson||Personal web page|
|Dr Jack Richards||Personal web page|
As malaria transmission continues to decline, even the most sensitive methods for determining prevalence via detection of the parasite become inefficient for risk stratification and informing programmatic interventions. In addition, the need to identify individuals at risk of Plasmodium vivax relapse from hypnozoites increases. Validated markers of recent exposure to Plasmodium spp. may be able to play an important role, particularly rapidly advancing technologies for quantitative point-of-care testing.
By applying novel validated serological markers of exposure and novel validated molecular markers capable of detecting ultra-low density Plasmodium infections to well characterised existing sample sets from epidemiological surveys and surveillance programs conducted in Papua New Guinea (PNG), this project will identify the best marker for identifying and effectively targeting these infections efficiently and within programmatically realistic timeframes.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
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