Our Network brings together researchers from diverse disciplines across Imperial College to tackle the global burden of malaria. We link scientists in the Faculties of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and the Business School, together with a global network of research, industry, and field partners, including many in disease-endemic countries.
Our network facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations to generate new insights, innovations, and impact by:
- bringing together expertise of those studying malaria across scales from molecules to populations to provide new insights into parasite and vector biology;
- catalysing innovations in diagnostics and treatments;
- uniting expertise in translation science, modelling, and evaluation to maximise impact.
Current projects in our network
Malaria Network projects
Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network
The Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network brings together expertise to develop a strategy for innovative digital diagnostics that address health needs on the African continent. Built around an innovative digital molecular diagnostics device that has the potential to revolutionise access to diagnosis and delivery of treatment, the Network is focused on designing a roadmap for new diagnostics to improve the health of some of the poorest communities in the world.
London Malaria Network
The London Malaria Network supports London’s malaria researchers, spanning 8 research institutes: The Crick, Imperial College, LSHTM, King’s College, UCL, Birkbeck, St George’s and the Royal Veterinary College. The Network promotes collaborations across the institutes, hosts events, and provides a supportive environment for early career malaria researchers in London.
Target Malaria is a not-for-profit research consortium based at Imperial College that aims to develop and share new, cost-effective and sustainable genetic technologies to modify mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission. Professors Austin Burt and Andrea Crisanti are the network's lead investigators on the project.