Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program |
Phase 7 (2017 Deadline)
Health security: Point of care, multiplexed molecular detection of infectious diseases endemic in Pakistan
US Partner: Haim Bau, University of Pennsylvania
Pakistan Partner: Muhammad Shabir, International Islamic University
This project will train Pakistani researchers in the use and implementation of a newly developed platform for the detection of hepatitis C, malaria, and HIV in blood samples, pathogens endemic in Pakistan and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and socio-economic cost. The platform will also be expandable for use with other targets and samples, including environmental and agricultural samples and food products.