TIPharma Spring Meeting poster prize for Else Bijker

Bijker Else Award

At the TIPharma Spring Meeting (17 April), Else Bijker from the department of Medical Microbiology won the poster prize with her poster 'The induction of malaria in volunteers by intradermal injection of cryopreserved Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites'.

Controlled human malaria infection traditionally induced by bites of infected mosquitoes can now be replaced by needle injection of cryopreserved parasites. In follow-up studies these parasites will be used in immunization protocols for the development of whole organism vaccines. Furthermore, to infect human volunteers in studies for assessment of the efficacy of vaccines and drugs in clinical trial centers worldwide.

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