Stellar Murumba has been investigating substandard antimalarial drugs. Her work has led to the Kenyan Health Ministry to recall Duo-Cotecxin, a commonly used antimalarial.
Dr Deborah O’Neil is the CEO of Novabiotics, a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company. She talks to me about antibiotic resistance and the future of pharma with so-called ‘personalised medicines’.
Dr Michelle Wykes runs the Molecular Immunology unit at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and has been focusing on trying to improve the immune system’s response to a malaria infection. We discuss her recent work in malaria research which has been hailed as a breakthrough.
We speak with Professor Jake Baum of Imperial College London. He has been thrust in the spotlight for what the ‘Independent’ is calling a ‘major malaria breakthrough’. His team is working on trying to find a set of compounds that stop mosquitoes from contracting malaria when they bite an infected person.