The GAARD project brings together a consortium of researchers from institutes in SSA and Europe.

The unifying theme of this project is to exploit the power of whole genome sequencing to identify genes/regulatory regions that are associated with insecticide resistance. We use a combination of approaches including computer-based searches of existing genome data bases; large scale collections and resistance screening of malaria mosquitoes in both East and West Africa, and laboratory crossing experiments to identify rare, resistance-associated variants.

 

All these studies will be underpinned by extensive whole genome sequencing performed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. 

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