Our people, work and facilities
Headed by Arjen Dondorp, the Malaria Department at MORU consists of several closely interacting teams. The Department conducts treatment studies in severe and uncomplicated malaria, investigates the ever-increasing problem of anit-malarial drug resistance, and uses innovative tools to investigate the complicated pathophysiology of malaria. The clinical team is responsible for clinical malaria studies with our network of study sites. In all studies we work together closely with our local collaborators. The clinical team is supported by the laboratory team.
The well-equipped malaria laboratory headed by Kesinee Chotivanich does a wide range of laboratory studies on P. falciparum and P. vivax. Malika Imwong heads the molecular team which runs a large state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory fully dedicated to malaria.
The Malaria Department teams are closely integrated with other MORU and Mahidol Faculty of Tropical Medicine departments that work on malaria. These include Mathematical and Economic Modelling (MAEMOD), Pharmacology, the Clinical Trials Support Group (CTSG), the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), the Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit (MOCRU), and the World-wide Antimalarial Drug Resistance Network (WWARN).