DHODH: Academic brain meets industrial muscle
Dr Meg Phillips, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
The enzyme DHODH is one the hottest malaria drug targets under investigation today. This project was awarded MMV’s 2010 Project of the Year in recognition of its impressive progress to rapidly bring these inhibitors towards clinical testing. Dr Meg Phillips speaks about the collaboration with MMV.
Overcoming the challenges of conducting clinical trials in India
Dr Neena Valecha, The National Institute of Malaria Research, India
NIMR is India’s premier malaria research institute, carrying out studies on drug resistance, and Phase II/ III trials of new drugs. Conducting clinical trials in India is a challenge but MMV and NIMR have had a successful partnership.
Delivering good, affordable drugs to those in need
Prof. Bruno Gryseels & Prof. Umberto D’Alessandro, ITM, Belgium
ITM provides postgraduate training for medical doctors and paramedics – a number of whom are headed for central Africa. Collaboration between MMV and ITM focuses on the development and trial of new antimalarials.