Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET Exhibit Hall, Workshop Room 2
Exhibitor Workshop: Luminex, A DiaSorin Company
Bead-based Multiplex Assays for Malaria Epidemiological Estimates and Immunological Studies
- Eric Rogier, Ph.D., M.P.H., Microbiologist, CDC
Malaria is caused by Plasmodium infection and is a major public health burden in many tropical areas of the world. As malaria may be asymptomatic and health facility reporting unreliable, gaining accurate epidemiological estimates can be difficult. Multiplexing data collection for Plasmodium proteins and IgG against parasite antigens provides valuable datasets to better understand the different species and transmission, identify areas for resource allocation, and track trends over time. As dozens of malaria serological targets have been identified, bead-based multiplexing allows simultaneous collection of IgG data within the same assay well for immunoprofiling purposes.