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Biomedical Primate Research Centre

The major research activity of the Department of Parasitology at the BPRC is the application of molecular, biochemical and immunological approaches to provide a rationale for new vaccine and therapeutic strategies for malaria and tuberculosis.

The department comprises some 25 persons (8 post-docs, 4 PhD students, 12 technicians and 1 secretary). The Department has obtained considerable experience in preclinical vaccine development and evaluation processes, has played a leading role in taking malaria vaccines to the clinic, and in establishing comparative assay systems for malaria vaccines.  BPRC houses a large colony of rhesus macaques, and has extensive knowledge on primate immunology, physiology and experience with the specific requirements for housing and handling of primates. All tools for envisaged assays are available and in routine use at BPRC. 

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