MalariaGEN provides a platform for malaria researchers around the world to work together on large-scale collaborative projects that combine epidemiology with the analysis of genome variation in all three genomes involved in malaria: host (human), parasite (Plasmodium) and mosquito vector (Anopheles).


See also the introduction to our work on human genetics.


See also the introduction to our work on Plasmodium genetics.


See also the introduction to our work on Anopheles genetics.


How MalariaGEN projects work

MalariaGEN investigators have established two approaches for collaborative data-sharing: consortial projects and community projects.

Each consortial project or community project is made up of multiple partner studies. There are now over 40 partner studies in more than 20 countries, each led by an independent investigator and with its own scientific objectives.

Consortial projects and community projects add value to partner studies by providing access to genotyping and sequencing technologies, and by providing a framework for sharing and integrating data across different studies.