Screen compounds against Onchocerca volvulus to identify potential drug candidates

Status
On going
Start date
Start stage
Screening
End stage
Screening
Disease
Onchocerciasis
Research areas
Basic research
Drug

Investigators at the University of Melbourne and Monash University identified compounds that inhibit the barber’s pole worm, and were interested in screening them against other infectious worms. BVGH connected them with an investigator at University of Buea, who is developing inhibitors against Onchocerca. The University of Buea will screen the University of Melbourne compounds against Onchocerca volvulus to identify potential drug candidates.