World Malaria Day 2022: Department of Biochemistry researchers working to develop Malaria vaccines

Monday 25th April was World Malaria Day. To mark the occasion, Professors Matt Higgins and Simon Draper from the Department of Biochemistry and the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery spoke about the work they and their research groups are carrying out to help with the development of an effective Malaria vaccine, and the challenges researchers are facing. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites and every year there are over 200 million clinical cases. In 2020,  95% of global Malaria cases were in Africa

Watch: Simon Draper discusses how vaccines can target the Malaria parasite and provides an update on the ongoing clinical trials (Credit: Isil Senol/Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery)


Watch: Matt Higgins explains why understanding the Malaria parasite's molecules is so important in the context of vaccine development (Credit: Isil Senol/Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery)


25 April 2022