Malaria Box Challenge Grant recipient – Dr Ikuo Igashari

Dr Ikuo Igashari, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases (NRCPD), Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM), Inada-Cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Project Name: Study on in vivo inhibitory effects of the potent drugs from Open Access Malaria Box against Babesia microtiand B. rodhaini in mice

How will this funding will help advance your research?

We evaluated 400 compounds from the Malaria Box against Babesia in vitro and found that some with excellent inhibitory effects. With the grant we can now take these compounds further and examine their inhibitory effect in vivo.

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