Elsevier Clinical Research Award for Else Bijker

Bijker Else

Else Bijker PhD student in the Department of Medical Microbiology was awarded the Elsevier Clinical Research Award 2012 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) in Atlanta, USA for her work and presentation on Controlled Human Malaria Infections. Results were presented from three clinical trials addressing protection against malaria and immunological mechanisms.

Else Bijker was awarded the Elsevier Clinical Research Award for her presentation "Immunization of healthy volunteers with Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites under chloroquine prophylaxis" at the 61st annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

Else is a PhD student in the Department of Medical Microbiology in the research group of Prof. Robert Sauerwein. The data she presented at ASTMH are from three clinical controlled human malaria infection trials conducted in Nijmegen and Leiden over the past two years. In these trials, she and her colleagues investigated life cycle stage-specificity, immunization dose-dependency and protection against heterologous challenge after immunization with ChemoProphylaxis and Sporozoites in healthy volunteers.


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