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Professor chris Drakeley

PhD

Professor
of Infection & Immunity

Room
238b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079272289

Chris Drakeley is a Professor of Infection & Immunity at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has more than 30 years experience of working on malaria with much of his time spent working overseas in a variety of African countries including Tanzania & The Gambia. His research centres on developing a better understanding of malaria transmission of parasites in different settings. This includes studies aimed at understanding the fundamentals of malaria transmission dynamics including risks factors for transmission in endemic populations and defining the infectious reservoir of malaria. His group is involved in the comparison and optimisation of approaches to measure transmission with a focus on serological markers for exposure to infection. These components are linked together by the evaluation of strategies designed to reduce and block transmission including transmission blocking vaccines and drugs.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre
Vaccine Centre

Research

Research Area
Diagnostics
Infectious disease policy
Surveillance
Disease control
Protozoa
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Immunology
Parasitology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Emerging Infectious Disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Zoonotic disease
Country
Burkina Faso
Botswana
Cape Verde
Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
Ghana
The Gambia
Equatorial Guinea
Haiti
Cambodia
Myanmar (Burma)
Mozambique
Philippines
Sierra Leone
Uganda
United States of America
South Africa
Region
Caribbean small states
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Pacific island small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Within-household clustering of genetically related Plasmodium falciparum infections in a moderate transmission area of Uganda.
Briggs J; Kuchta A; Murphy M; Tessema S; Arinaitwe E; Rek J; Chen A; Nankabirwa JI; Drakeley C; Smith D
2021
Malaria journal
Achieving global malaria eradication in changing landscapes.
Fornace KM; Diaz AV; Lines J; Drakeley CJ
2021
Malaria journal
An open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 7,000 worldwide samples.
MalariaGEN; Ahouidi A; Ali M; Almagro-Garcia J; Amambua-Ngwa A; Amaratunga C; Amato R; Amenga-Etego L; Andagalu B; Anderson TJC
2021
Wellcome Open Research
Antibody Responses to Crude Gametocyte Extract Predict <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> Gametocyte Carriage in Kenya.
Omondi BR; Muthui MK; Muasya WI; Orindi B; Mwakubambanya RS; Bousema T; Drakeley C; Marsh K; Bejon P; Kapulu MC
2021
Frontiers in immunology
Enhanced Health Facility Surveys to Support Malaria Control and Elimination across Different Transmission Settings in the Philippines.
Reyes RA; Fornace KM; Macalinao MLM; Boncayao BL; De La Fuente ES; Sabanal HM; Bareng APN; Medado IAP; Mercado ES; Baquilod MS
2021
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Framework for Characterizing Longitudinal Antibody Response in Children After <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> Infection.
Rogier E; Nace D; Dimbu PR; Wakeman B; Pohl J; Beeson JG; Drakeley C; Tetteh K; Plucinski M
2021
Frontiers in immunology
Impact of a Rapid Decline in Malaria Transmission on Antimalarial IgG Subclasses and Avidity.
Ssewanyana I; Rek J; Rodriguez I; Wu L; Arinaitwe E; Nankabirwa JI; Beeson JG; Mayanja-Kizza H; Rosenthal PJ; Dorsey G
2021
Frontiers in immunology
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