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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

Department of Infection Biology
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

An open dataset of Plasmodium falciparum genome variation in 7,000 worldwide samples
Ahouidi A; Ali M; Almagro-Garcia J; Amambua-Ngwa A; Amaratunga C; Amato R; Amenga-Etego L; Andagalu B; Anderson TJC; Andrianaranjaka V
2021
Wellcome Open Research
Determining seropositivity-A review of approaches to define population seroprevalence when using multiplex bead assays to assess burden of tropical diseases.
Chan Y; Fornace K; Wu L; Arnold BF; Priest JW; Martin DL; Chang MA; Cook J; Stresman G; Drakeley C
2021
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Subpatent Plasmodium with mutant pfmdr1, pfcrt, and pvmdr1 alleles from endemic provinces in Mindanao, the Philippines: implications for local malaria elimination
Dacuma MGB; Dimalibot JC; Baril JA; Allian F; Bahidjan DK; Mori V; Asri S; Yadao F; Notario W; Bona E
2021
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Prevalence and seroprevalence of Plasmodium infection in Myanmar reveals highly heterogeneous transmission and a large hidden reservoir of infection.
Edwards HM; Dixon R; Zegers de Beyl C; Celhay O; Rahman M; Myint Oo M; Lwin T; Lin Z; San T; Thwe Han K
2021
PloS one
Challenges and opportunities for use of long-lasting insecticidal nets to prevent malaria during overnight travel in Uganda: a qualitative study.
Ekusai-Sebatta D; Arinaitwe E; Mpimbaza A; Nankabirwa JI; Drakeley C; Rosenthal PJ; Staedke SG; Muyinda H
2021
Malaria journal
The seasonal dynamics and biting behavior of potential Anopheles vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi in Palawan, Philippines.
Malijan RPB; Mechan F; Braganza JC; Valle KMR; Salazar FV; Torno MM; Aure WE; Bacay BA; Espino FE; Torr SJ
2021
Parasites & vectors
Getting to zero: micro-foci of malaria in the Solomon Islands requires stratified control.
Russell TL; Grignard L; Apairamo A; Kama N; Bobogare A; Drakeley C; Burkot TR
2021
Malaria journal
Risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnant women in Burkina Faso: a community-based cross-sectional survey.
Yaro JB; Ouedraogo A; Diarra A; Sombié S; Ouedraogo ZA; Nébié I; Drakeley C; Sirima SB; Tiono AB; Lindsay SW
2021
Malaria journal
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