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Organisation Chart MORU Tropical Health Network

University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Medicine Head: Head - Prof Richard Cornall

Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine: Dean - Weerapong Phumratanaprapin

Wellcome Trust / Oxford Asia Research Units: Chairman - Nicholas White

Wellcome Trust: Director - Jeremy Farrar



COO: David Burton

HR & Administration: Kanchana Pongsaswat

Media & Communications: John Bleho

Logistics & Purchasing: Pornjarus Sukhapiwat

Training & Development: Nantamon Netikul

Head of IT: Dean Sherwood

Operations Officer: Gary Harkness

Finance: Sasitorn Chuaynoo

Fundraising / Grant Management: Dave Gandy

Regional Academic Training Leader (for OUCRU and MORU): Leigh Jones

Health & Safety: USO - Stuart Blacksell; CSO - Wirongrong Chierakul (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Compliance & Quality Assurance: Pattira Intanil


MORU (Bangkok, Thailand): Nicholas Day

SMRU (Maesot, Thailand) Director: François Nosten

LOMWRU (Laos) Director: Liz Ashley

COMRU (Cambodia) Director: Paul Turner

MOCRU (Myanmar) Director: Frank Smithuis

Kinshasa KIMORU study site Director: Director: Caterina Fanello;  Clinical Director: Marie OnyambokoMedicine

Quality Research Group (MQRG)  Head: Paul Newton

MORU (Bangkok, Thailand) Director: Nicholas Day

Malaria & Critical Illness

Head: Arjen Dondorp

Malaria Lab: Kesinee Chotivanich (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Molecular Malaria Lab: Mallika Imwong

ICU Clinical Team: Rashan Haniffa and Abi Beane

IDDO/WWARN Mehul Dhorda

SML & EQA Coordinator: Ranitha Vongpromek

Lab Manager: Cholrawee Promnarate


Head: Direk Limmathurotsakul

Core Operations: Vanaporn Wuthiekanun

Molecular Microbiology: Liz Batty and Janjira Thaipadungpanit (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Immunology: Susanna Dunachie

Cell Biology: Jeanne Salje

Serology/Safety/PACS: Stuart Blacksell

Chiangrai Clinical Research Unit (CCRU): Carlo Perrone

Bangkok AMR-DRI/Sepsis

Ubon Ratchathani AMR-DRI Group Sepsis Group

Mo Yin Modelling Group

Melioidosis Prevention Group

Melioidosis Genomics: Claire Chewapreecha (MORU staff with position within FTM)


Head: Joel Tarning

Pharmacometrics: Richard Hoglund

Routine Laboratory Manager: Urairat Koesukwiwat


Head: Wirichada Pan-ngum (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Neglected Tropical Diseases Modeling (NTDM): Wirichada Pan-ngum (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Drug-Resistant Infections and Disease Dynamics Bacterial Resistance Analysis (DRIaDD): Ben Cooper

Economic & Implementation Research Group: (EIRG) Yoel Lubell

Mahidol Oxford Translation and Innovation Programme (MOTIP): Dr Maneerat Ekkapongpisit


Head: Richard Maude


Co-Heads: Nicholas White and Sasithon Purkritayakamee (MORU staff with position within FTM)

Bioethics & Engagement

Head: Phaik Yeong Cheah

Clinical Trials Support Group (CTSG)

Head: Greg Fegan

Statistics Head: Mavuto Mukaka

Data Management Head: Naomi Waithira