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Institut Pasteur: Tracking down resistance antimalarials in Cambodia

The malaria molecular epidemiology unit at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia is interested in the resistance of the malaria pathogens to the drugs currently in use, in particular to the molecular markers making to identify this resistance. Researchers working in this unit have contributed to the identification of a marker associated with resistance to artemisinin in 2014 and one associated with resistance to piperaquine in 2016. Benoit Witkowski, researcher in this unit, discusses the challenges of antimalarial resistance.

Benoit Witkowski, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia (©Institut Pasteur)

Read the interview of Benoit Witkowski on The Research Journal of Institut Pasteur.


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