Knowledge transfer

Our resources to help malaria researchers worldwide.

The University of Edinburgh has long been a centre for studies on the natural genetic diversity of rodent malaria species such as:

  • Plasmodium berghei
  • Plasmodium chabaudi
  • Plasmodium vinckei
  • Plasmodium yoelii.

Many of the parasites studied here originally came from wild-caught infected thicket-rats from central Africa. We often send these parasites to other laboratories around the world.

Passage histories

Professor David Walliker has compiled an archive of the passage history of every malaria isolate in the Edinburgh collection. People worldwide who request these parasites for their experiments will now be able to trace the entire laboratory history of the parasites.

Malaria Reference and Research Reagent Centre

The Malaria Reference and Research Reagent Centre (MR4), the American Type Culture collection, is now the repository for the parasites themselves.


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