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Dr. Tobias SpielmannTel.: +49 40 42818-486
E-Mail: spielmann(at)bnitm.de

Prof. Richárd BártfaiGruppenleiter an der Radboud University, NetherlandsTel.: +31 24 3610561
E-Mail: r.bartfai(at)science.ru.nl

Dr. Eleonora SchönherrPresse- & ÖffentlichkeitsarbeitTel.: +49 40 42818-264
E-Mail: presse(at)bnitm.de

| 03.01.2020

Artemisinin resistance in malaria parasites elucidated

Hamburg / Nijmegen, 3 January 2020 – Tobias Spielmann and his team at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) together with their cooperation partners from Radboud University in the Netherlands have identified the mechanism responsible for resistance to artemisinin, currently the most important malaria drug. The parasite protein Kelch13 plays a key role in this process. These important findings, were published today in the journal Science (Birnbaum & Scharf et al. 2020).