James Cook University researcher wins $2M Gates grant for malaria vaccine development

Louis Schofield, director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University, received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worth AU$2.8 million ($2 million) to pursue preclinical development of a malaria vaccine. A team of researchers from North Queensland and Victoria will use the funding to develop a broad-spectrum vaccine effective against most species of human malaria. Release