Teun Bousema

Teun Bousema is one of the winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. He receives a monetary prize of 300,000 euro. The funds can be used to explore new directions in pure scientific research.

Teun Bousema unravels the life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, a deadly parasite carried by mosquitoes that causes malaria. He is particularly interested in how a parasite from an infected human is then reintroduced to a new mosquito, and it was Bousema who discovered, among other things, that some people have an immune reaction that prevents this step from happening.

Teun Bousema is Professor of Epidemiology of Tropical Infectious Diseases at Radboudumc and Guest Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.