Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Malaria Research Programme

Researching the seriousness of malaria according to genetics

In Mali, Fondation Mérieux is supporting the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), headed by Professor Ogobara Doumbo.

In partnership with bioMérieux and Affymetrix®, Fondation Mérieux is aiming to improve the technical means of the MRTC for studying malaria. A molecular diagnosis platform that uses RNA chips has been provided for Professor Ogobara Doumbo’s laboratory.

This technology should help scientists find out if there are differences in the genetic expression of patients that would explain the resistance or certain populations to the malaria parasite.