Structural studies of the host-parasite interactions at the heart of malaria pathogenicity


  • Prof Matthew Higgins

    University of Oxford

Project summary

We intend to take our research on tour with an interactive stall at science fairs. Our first exhibition will be the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in July 2018, which is visited by more than 13,000 people each year. We will develop interactive screens for the stall, and ensure that it can be updated over time. We will also attend the Oxford Science Festival in 2019 and 2020 and apply to attend other major science festivals.
The interactive stall will be supported by digital content, including a 2-minute video describing our approach to malaria vaccine design which will be posted on YouTube. We will also develop an interactive vaccine game where players can allocate health budgets and see the effect on the prevalence of malaria. 

The stall and our digital content will widen the accessibility of our research into malaria vaccination.