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Austin Burt

Professor Austin Burt

Professor Austin Burt

Research Fellow

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Homing endonuclease genes and malaria control

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Organisation: Imperial College London

Dates: Nov 2011-Oct 2016

Value: £50,000

Summary: Malaria continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, particularly children in Africa. Current interventions have been very useful, saving millions of lives, but the consensus is that new tools are needed to eradicate the disease. Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes, and we are developing methods to suppress the numbers of mosquitoes using enzymes that target specific sequences in the mosquito DNA.

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