Research Research projects A Trojan horse to combat malaria Our goal is to develop an anti-malarial Trojan horse that will deliver a chemical payload to the malaria parasite that it cannot avoid, thus limiting the potential for resistance. school Student intakeThis project is open for Honours, Master, PhD and Summer scholar students. group Group Groups McLeod Group label Research theme Research themes Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Development Organic chemistry traffic Project status Project status Potential Contact contact_support Contact Contact name Mal McLeod Contact position Group Leader Contact email email@example.com Content navigation toc About The human race is in an arms-race with malaria where every new drug developed is eventually rendered ineffective by emerging drug resistance. This is even true of the latest artemisinin based therapies that remain a last line of defence for many malaria infections. Working closely with the Maier group within the Research School of Biology we will employ synthetic and medicinal chemistry to understand the molecular mechanisms of primary metabolite transport within the malaria parasite and use this information to target essential metabolic processes. Our goal is to develop an anti-malarial Trojan horse that will deliver a chemical payload to the malaria parasite that it cannot avoid, thus limiting the potential for resistance.