MIMCom - Malaria Research Resources
"We must develop a communications system so that the miraculous triumphs of modern science can be taken from the laboratory and transmitted to all in need." - Senator Lister Hill, 1965
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This web resource provides data and information relevant to malaria genetics and genomics. These resources include organism specific sequence BLAST databases (Plasmodium falciparum only, all Plasmodium ), genome maps, linkage markers, and information about genetic studies. Links are provided for other malaria web sites and genetic data on related apicomplexan parasites.
MIMCom, a project of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria and the National Library of Medicine, was conceived by African malaria researchers in 1997 and designed and implemented by NLM in collaboration with partners in Africa, US, UK, and Europe. The mandate for Internet access to medical literature came from African scientists: "Access to e-mail and the Internet will promote rapid communication between investigators working at different sites as well as access to online literature and data available to scientists outside Africa." Having established or enhanced connectivity at 21 research sites in 12 countries, NLM's current focus is on products and databases to aid the efforts of malaria research.
Components of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria