On 14th February, the Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM), Mahidol University, Thailand hosted a Congratulations party to honour Professor Sir Nicholas J. White, FRS, OBE on the occasion of his receiving Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from the United Kingdom for services to Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
A Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford (UK) and Mahidol University, a Fellow of St John's College and Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's South East Asian Research Units, Professor White's research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, the prevention of antimalarial drug resistance using artemisinin-based combinations, and the biology of relapse in vivax malaria. He has lived and worked in Thailand for over 30 years.
After congratulatory speeches from FTM Dean Pratap Singhasivanon and MORU Director Professor Nicholas PJ Day, Professor White received a flower bouquet and souvenir from Dean Pratap. Held in the FTM’s Rajanakarindra Building, the event was well attended by Professor Sir Nick’s colleagues and members of the Faculty.