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The Mobile Malaria Project team crossed four countries in a specially converted version of a Land Rover Discovery SUV. They successfully tested the latest portable genetic sequencing technology in remote off-grid locations for the first time – even generating data for their partners while driving.

Mobile malaria project team begin their journey

Led by Dr George Busby, the team worked with local scientists to extract and analyse DNA in remote locations, generating useful genetic data within hours. Scientists usually have to wait weeks for data after obtaining, preparing and dispatching samples to overseas laboratories for analysis.

Read more and watch highlights from their journey (Big Data Institute website)