Screening Jump-stARter Library Against Various Nematodes

Status
On going
Start date
Start stage
Screening
Disease
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)
Research areas
Drug

Parasitic worms cause substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide, and a heavy reliance on anti-parasitic treatments has led to drug resistance, with no effective vaccine available for most parasites. In order to address this high priority gap, the team of Professor Robin Gasser at the University of Melbourne has developed a high throughput whole-organism assay for anthelmintic drug discovery. Johnson & Johnson will provide its Jump-stARter library for screening in the assay.