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Plasmodium life-cycle and natural history of malaria

This animation, which illustrates, in six short sequences, the various stages of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite in the human host and in its mosquito vector, has been prepared by Professors Christophe Rogier and Marcel Hommel.

Christophe ROGIER is a French military physician and scientist, Professor Agrégé du Val de Grâce, director of Madagascar Pasteur Institute since February 2011. He headed the Parasite Biology and Epidemiology research department in the French military Institute for Tropical Medicine (Pharo) from 2004 to 2011. His research interest covers several aspects of malariology: entomology, parasitology, clinical research, epidemiology, immunology, molecular epidemiology and Plasmodium population genetics. He teaches malariology, research methodology and epidemiology. He consults for many international organizations.
Christophe ROGIER wrote the text of the French version and read the comments for the animation.

Marcel HOMMEL is an Emeritus Professor of University of Liverpool, and was, between 2006 and 2008, a medical director of the Institut Pasteur in Paris; he is also editor-in-chief of the Malaria Journal.
Marcel HOMMEL wrote the text of the English version and read the comments for the animation.