1001 Developing the Community Project with partners in Mali


Locations: Mali (ML)

Partner study description

Abdoulaye Djimde and his colleagues worked with MalariaGEN to collect clinical parasite samples from three sites in Mali: Bamako, the capital, and Kolle and Faladje, rural villages approximately 60km and 80km away. These samples helped form the cornerstone our initial efforts to characterise global Plasmodium genome variation, and contributed to the development of field and lab-based sample handling methods, sequencing approaches, and data analysis pipelines.

Key People

Prof Abdoulaye Djimdé
Associate Professor of Parasitology and Mycology; Chief of the Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance Unit
Malaria Research and Training Centre, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali
Wellcome Trust International Fellow
Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK