2019 MORU. Photographer: Gerhard Jørén
The central laboratories at SMRU provide both diagnostic services and high-profile research support to malaria and other infectious disease investigations. They include: microscopy, malaria in-vitro, entomology, haematology, and microbiology laboratories
What is the best method to detect G6PD deficiency at the point of care?
What are the major determinants of anaemia in the population?
How is iron deficiency best diagnosed in a population with moderate prevalence of haemoglobinopathies?
What are the main causes of fever in the rural population along the Thai-Myanmar border?
What are the main pathogens causing respiratory infections?
What is the situation with antimicrobial resistance in the main circulating pathogens?
Is melioidosis an important health risk in Karen state?
Are there emerging pathogens in this population?
Can the diagnosis of (MDR) tuberculosis be improved?
Can new compounds be identified and tested against P. vivax hypnozoites?
Can P. vivax be maintained in culture?
Is insecticide resistance a major issue in malaria vectors in this area?