Dr Teun Bousema (Medical Microbiology) has been awarded a prestigious NWO Vidi grant of 800 K€ for the project 'Malaria gametocytes – seeds of dispersion'.
Malaria spreads by mosquitoes that become infected after biting malaria‐infected humans. Bousema's research will determine when humans are first infectious and what strategies malaria parasites use to maximize their spread. Uncovering parasite and human factors that influence the spread of malaria may lead to new opportunities for malaria elimination.
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