Teun Bousema is one of the winners of an Ammodo Science Award 2019. He won the award in the category Biomedical Sciences.
Teun Bousema unravels the life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, a 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.
Director & Producer: Anne Dilven (Ammodo)
D.O.P.: Paul Caspers
Editor & Composer: Lonneke Kruisbergen
Text Laudatio: Stephan van Duin
Animation & Title Design: Vandejong
Animator: Simon Francois
Boom Operator: Framewaves
More info: ammodo-science-award.org/en/laureat/teun-bousema/