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Hitchhiking to the next host - The malaria parasite and its carpool

Planetary Health Talk: Mosquitoes and Malaria

In order to be able to talk digitally about various topics related to parasites, the spread of pathogens, global health and our relationship with nature, we started with our event series on the 20th of April. We will address current issues relating to the coronavirus and the transmission from animals to humans. Every Monday we invite scientists to talk to us about their research and discuss our questions.

The widespread disease malaria is known to most people. For us Western Europeans, malaria plays a role above all when we want to travel to countries in the global south and to tropical regions. We provide ourselves with malaria prophylaxis and try to protect ourselves from mosquitoes. But what role do these small insects play when we get infected, how exactly is the parasite that causes malaria transmitted? The scientist Francois Korbmacher works at the Institute of Biology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, among other things, on the behaviour of the parasite in its host, the mosquito.


Information about the event

  • Topic: Hitchhiking to the next host - The malaria parasite and its carpool
  • with Francois Korbmacher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Biology / Molecular Parasitology
  • Participation via Zoom-Link


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