1096 Population genetics of P. falciparum parasites in Southern Ghana

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Locations: Ghana (GH)

Partner study description

Anita Ghansah is investigating the population diversity and genetic structure of P. falciparum parasites collected from Cape-Coast in the coastal savanna zone of Ghana. The overall objective is to build capacity in the use of P. falciparum genomic data to describe the extent of genetic diversity of the parasite, discovery of new genes/SNPs that may have biological importance and to develop novel genetic analysis tools for studying well-defined phenotypes such as drug resistance, vaccine efficacy. This study is contributing to the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa (PDNA), an African-led network investigating the genetic diversity and drug resistance of Plasmodium parasites across Africa.