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Genome - wide association studies to map genetic variation underlying mosquito susceptibility to human malaria

IATI Identifier: KE-KRA-P051097200R-996

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  • date_range Jun 01, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

Based on the fact that some mosquitoes are better malaria transmitters than others, this project aims to investigate the differences in the genetic make-up of these mosquitoes using a technology that intimately examines the mosquito genome. This comparison and follow-up tests will identify genes that are associated with mosquito capacity to carry the most deadly of the human malarias. Discovering the mosquito genes that have a big impact on malaria transmission is an essential step towards the promising strategy of developing drugs and vaccines that target the parasite while it is in the mosquito.

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Sectors:
  • Malaria control

Participating Organisations

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) Academic, Training and Research Implementing
UK - Medical Research Council Government Funding

Transaction

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Budget

29,930 USD
  • 29,930 USD (Valued at Jun 01, 2018)
    date_range Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
access_time Updated on Oct 18, 2019 10:40:23
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