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21 Jul 2020

Institut Pasteur And HKUMed Working Together On A New Approach For Malaria Diagnosis

Institut Pasteur, Paris, and the LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) the results of their collaboration to develop a new approach for Malaria Diagnosis.
They have demonstrated that evolved specific non-biological molecules could target a malaria biomarker. They are able to carry tasks that normal biological molecules are not able to do and can for example be used to determine the type of malaria infecting a patient. 
Professor Julian Tanner, Professor and Associate Director (Teaching & Learning) of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Dean (Biomedical Sciences Curriculum), HKUMed (right); with his research team members, Dr Andrew Kinghorn (1st from left) and Mr Young Lo (2nd from left). Photo: HKUMed