Comprehensive analysis of the antibody targets of Plasmodium falciparum merozites and identification of antigens important in the development of naturally acquired immunity to malaria


  • Prof Faith Osier

    Kenya Medical Research Institute

Project summary

Faith is a clinician scientist and is conducting research focused on understanding how humans acquire immunity to malaria. Her main aim is to translate this knowledge into effective malaria vaccines. Faith’s Fellowship has supported her in studying the merozoite stages of Plasmodium falciparum, to comprehensively identify the targets of naturally acquired protective immunity against malaria. She is based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, where she works with Professor Kevin Marsh. Her main collaborator on this project is Professor James Beeson at the Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.