Parasites family planning strategy helps malaria spread

Malaria parasites ensure the successful spread of the disease by producing more sons or daughters depending on who they are mating with and how easy it is to find a mate.

The finding by scientists at the University of Edinburgh could provide vital clues in the fight to stop the disease spreading. Determining the conditions under which the parasites are to likely to favour PRODUCING one sex over the other could assist the development of drugs and vaccines to target the spread of disease.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Centre is now advertising the first tranche of Fellowships, with a closing date of 19 June 2008. Applicants are welcome to contact Principal Investigators directly for further details.

Awards for Centre members

The Wright Medal for Keith Matthews and Descartes Prize for Vazquez-Boland

Edinburgh Immunology Group launches new web site

The British Society of Immunology (BSI) regional group runs a seminar series throughout the academic year that is open to all members of the Edinburgh research community, from undergraduate students upwards. More information about the seminar series and this Immunology Group can be obtained from its recently re-launched web site: