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Parasite babies

November 19, 2009 - 03:07 -- Rina Wong

I set up 7 x 96 well plates yesterday for testing drug interactions between antimalarials. Thank God for electronic multichannel pipettors! Even then I need to be careful not to develop RSI.

It's interesting to tell people that I breed malaria parasites here, feeding them, changing their nappies daily, checking on their health.. as strange as it sounds, they're like my babies.


Bart G.J. Knols's picture
Submitted by Bart G.J. Knols on

Dear Rina,

Many thanks for this contribution. The readers of MalariaWorld will be interested in knowing why your cultivate malaria parasites, what drug interactions you study, what the issues are you face when doing this, etc.

Can you fill us in? Many thanks, Bart