Malaria Box Challenge Grant recipient – Dr Jake Baum

Dr Jake Baum, Imperial College London, UK

Project Name: Gametocyte‐sterilizing compounds as effective transmission‐blocking drugs

How will this funding will help advance your research?

Through this Malaria Box Challenge Grant, we hope to tackle a key unanswered question in the development of the next generation of antimalarials: is longer exposure of a molecule in the blood stream a defining factor in the search for transmission-blocking medicines or might, currently overlooked compounds, with shorter half-lives be equally as effective. Through this invaluable financial support we can now test this question, which may be critical in shaping the direction of future antimalarial drug discovery, directly.

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