Malaria Models
This page contains a series of NetLogo models representing the transmission of malaria and the way different human gene types respond to infection. The HBA model shows how the prevalence of the different human gene types changes over time depending on the levels of malaria present in their populations.

 

current models...
  1. Basic Malaria Transmission (5c1b).nlogo -- an ecological model showing fluctuations in human and mosquito populations as a result of the efffects of malaria
  2. malaria-HBA-static(3a1b).nlogo -- a model showing the varying human resistance to malaria according to specific allele pairs in ther genome. In this case, the HBB gene cluster (beta globin). The "normal" HBB cluster is HbA but there are a number of variants specifically (& most commonly) HbS which can result in a change in structure of haemoglobin leading to sickle cell anaemia.
  3. human-mosquito (1a).nlogo -- a model providing a low-level view of the interaction between humans & mosquitos

 

This work is undertaken in collaboration with research staff connected to the following organisations...

 

earlier models...