Emory, GT, UGA partnership gets $19.5M for malaria research – Atlanta Business ChroniclePosted: November 19, 2012
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year contract of up to $19.4 million to establish the Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center (MaHPIC).
The consortium includes researchers at Emory University, with partners at the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University will administer the contract.
The team will study and catalog in molecular detail how malaria parasites interact with their human and animal hosts. This knowledge will help develop and evaluate new diagnostic tools, antimalarial drugs and vaccines for different types of malaria. The project will integrate data generated by malaria research, functional genomics, proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics cores via informatics and computational modeling cores.