Dr Harparkash Kaur BSc PhD CSci CChem FRSC
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Dr Harparkash Kaur gained both her BSc with honours and PhD in chemistry from the Chelsea College (now Kings College), University of London.
PhD thesis: Free Radical Chemistry: Pericyclic Rearrangements and some new spin traps.
Elected chartered chemist, fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1999 (CChem FRSC) and designated a chartered scientist (CSci) in 2005.
Harparkash joined LSHTM in 2001 as staff on the Gates Malaria Partnership and is a founder member of the artemisinin combination therapy consortium. She is the lead investigator of the drug quality project(www.actconsortium.org/drugquality).
- Department of Clinical Research
- Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
- Department of Disease Control
- Immunology and Infection Department
- Academic organiser of the Masters Module "Control and Epidemiology of Malaria".
- Supervision of MSc projects and practical teaching of chromatographic techniques on Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Study Module.
- Teaching on both of the above mentioned Study Modules.
- Supervisor to PhD students.
Harparkash set up the bio analytical laboratory at LSHTM. As an analyst she devised high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) based methods applicable to varying fields of research such as determining the levels of free radicals in disease state and levels of endogenous antioxidants. Her present research has involved developing / validating HPLC and simple chemical methods to test the quality as well as levels of drugs in patient samples and measuring the levels of insecticids on treated nets and indoor residual spraying that are used as the major mode of intervention in the fight against malaria. The field friendly methods that she has devised for the detection of artemisnin derivatives and for the detection of insecticides have separate granted patents held by the LSHTM. The focus of her work recently been to determine the quality of drugs, levels of antimalarial drugs on filter paper adsorbed blood samples and amounts of insecticides on bed nets from a number of trials ongoing/planned in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Qualitative methods
- Vector control
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Antimalarial Drug Resistance
- Dried Blood Spots
- Drug Efficacy
- Drug Measurement
- Drug Quality
- Drug Screening
- Drug Trials
- Insecticides On Bednets And Free Radical Methodology
- Malaria Centre
- Oxidative Stress
Fake anti-malarials: start with the facts.
Kaur, H. ; Clarke, S. ; Lalani, M. ; Phanouvong, S. ; Guérin, P. ; McLoughlin, A. ; Wilson, B.K. ; Deats, M. ; Plançon, A. ; Hopkins, H. ; Miranda, D. ; Schellenberg, D. ;
Malar J, 2016; 15(1):86
Degradation of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies Under Tropical Conditions.
Hall, Z.; Allan, E.L.; van Schalkwyk, D.A.; van Wyk, A.; Kaur, H.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2016; 94(5):993-1001
Chemical and Bioassay Techniques to Authenticate Quality of the Anti-Leishmanial Drug Miltefosine.
Kaur, H.; Seifert, K.; Hawkes, G.E.; Coumbarides, G.S.; Alvar, J.; Croft, S.L.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2015; 92(6 Suppl):31-8
Quality of Artemisinin-Containing Antimalarials in Tanzania's Private Sector--Results from a Nationally Representative Outlet Survey.
ACT Consortium Drug Quality Project Team and the IMPACT2 Study Team, . ;
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2015; 92(6 Suppl):75-86
Quality of artemisinin-based combination formulations for malaria treatment: prevalence and risk factors for poor quality medicines in public facilities and private sector drug outlets in enugu, Nigeria.
Kaur, H. ; Allan, E.L. ; Mamadu, I. ; Hall, Z. ; Ibe, O. ; El Sherbiny, M. ; Wyk, A.v. ; Yeung, S. ; Swamidoss, I. ; Green, M.D. ; Dwivedi, P. ; Culzoni, M.J. ; Clarke, S. ; Schellenberg, D. ; Fernández, F.M. ; Onwujekwe, O. ;
PLoS One, 2015; 10(5):e0125577
Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Methods to Test Them
in 'Annual Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2015: Forensic Science and Beyond: Authenticity, Provenance and Assurance Evidence and Case Studies' Walport, Mark(2015) Government Office for Science (London) :132-7
COLORIMETRIC ASSAY FOR PYRETHROID INSECTICIDES
Kaur, H; Eggelte, T
UK Intellectual Property Office, 2009; WO 2009106845(A1)
ASSAY, KIT AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION OF ARTEMISININ DERIVATIVES
Kaur, H.; Ioset, J.-R.
UK Intellectual Property Office, 2007; WO2007077444(A1)
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