South-south Malaria Antigen Research parTnership

SMART South-South Malaria Antigen Research Partnership partner countries share archived serum samples and epidemiological data on the incidence of malaria from previously conducted prospective cohort studies. Thus, a unique dataset containing close to 10,000 samples and data has been assembled.  This provides incredible analytical power, and simultaneously deals with the heterogeneity of malaria transmission in Africa. Samples are processed and analyzed in a standardized fashion with the goal of identifying correlates of protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The outputs will be informative for malaria vaccine development. Browse through our site to learn more.

SMART-EDCTP supports the training of 3 PhD students in collaboration with WACCBIP Karamoko Niare, Mali; Karolinksa Insitute & IDeAL Akua Botwe, Ghana and Institut Pasteur de Dakar Rokhaya Sane, Senegal.

SMART continues to seek additional funding for training of PhD students in each of the participating African countries.

SMART is a network of African and International scientists that collaborate to share resources and collective expertise to accelerate the search for highly effective malaria vaccines, and with a focus on increasing the capacity of Africans to undertake internationally competitive basic science research.

Partner countries share archived serum samples and epidemiological data on the incidence of malaria from prospective cohort studies. Thus, a unique dataset containing close to 10,000 samples and data has been assembled. 

 

This provides incredible analytical power, and simultaneously deals with the heterogeneity of malaria transmission in Africa. Samples are processed and analyzed in a standardized fashion with the goal of identifying correlates of protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The outputs will be informative for malaria vaccine development.

We are a virtual network. Partner countries include Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania from East Africa, and Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana from West Africa.

SMART begun in 2013 as an MRC/DFID African Research Leader Award to Faith Osier - African Principal Investigator and Kevin Marsh - UK Principal Investigator. It has grown from 3 - Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Kenya - to 7 countries now; including Ghana, Senegal, Uganda and Mali and includes 12 distinct geographical sites within these countries. It was named SMART under an EDCTP Senior Fellowship awarded to Faith Osier in 2016. 

 

SMART-EDCTP supports the training of 3 PhD students in collaboration with i) WACCBIP:  Karamoko Niare from Mali, ii) Karolinksa Insitute & IDeAL: Akua Botwe from Ghana and iii) Institut Pasteur de Dakar: Rokhaya Sane from  Senegal.

 

SMART continues to seek additional funding for training of PhD students in each of the participating African countries.

 
 
 
 
 
 

This project is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union

 
 

SMART Documentary: the making of KILChipv1.0.

SMART Event Launch: South-South Malaria Antigen Research Partnership April 25th April is World Malaria Day. South-South Malaria Antigen Research ParTnership (SMART), releases this short documentary featuring the innovations of African Scientists in the quest for new effective vaccines against malaria

MUSIC:  Used with permission 'Shika Upanga Wako' by Alfred Mtawali performed by Mtawalis Band, KENYA.

3D ANIMATION: Dr. Drew Barry, WEHI.TV, AUSTRALIA
 

SMART Documentary: The making of KILChipv1.0. - Linda Murungi Postdoc Interstitial

SMART Event Launch: South-South Malaria Antigen Research Partnership Network Event

SMART Documentary: The making of KILChipv1.0. - James Tuju Postdoc Interstitial

SMART Event Launch: South-South Malaria Antigen Research Partnership Network Event

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