Griffith University

New drug target prevents deadly malaria transmission

December 18th, 2019

Institute researchers have found a new drug target for stopping the spread of malaria, after successfully blocking the world’s deadliest malaria parasite – Plasmodium falciparum – from completing the ‘transmission stage’ of its lifecycle. The research, published in Cell Reports, was led by Associate Professor Justin Boddey from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Professor Vicky Avery from Griffith University in Queensland.