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Composite image of researchers in a lab © 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?