Research questions

Main questions


  • Why is malaria not a more serious disease?
  • Do mosquitoes get malaria?
  • How does host variation impact on the evolution of virulence?
  • How does competition between malaria parasites in an infection work?
  • How does in-host competition affect parasite evolution?
  • Do genetically diverse infections make hosts sicker or more infectious?
  • How does natural selection solve the trade-off between replication within a host and transmission from it?
  • When and how does pathogen-imposed selection favour increased host resistance?
  • How does host immunity shape parasite life history strategies?
  • What determines parasites densities through time in a malaria infection?
  • How do immune systems evolve?