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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

Increased gametocyte production and mosquito infectivity in chronic versus incident Plasmodium falciparum infections
Barry A; Bradley J; Stone W; Guelbeogo MW; Lanke K; Ouedraogo A; Soulama I; Ouedraogo IN; Serme S; Grignard L
2020
Emergence of Undetectable Malaria Parasites: A Threat under the Radar amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Beshir KB; Grignard L; Hajissa K; Mohammed A; Nurhussein AM; Ishengoma DS; Lubis IND; Drakeley CJ; Sutherland CJ
2020
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Programmatic options for monitoring malaria in elimination settings: easy access group surveys to investigate Plasmodium falciparum epidemiology in two regions with differing endemicity in Haiti.
Druetz T; Stresman G; Ashton RA; van den Hoogen LL; Joseph V; Fayette C; Monestime F; Hamre KE; Chang MA; Lemoine JF
2020
BMC medicine
A novel multiplex qPCR assay for detection of Plasmodium falciparum with histidine-rich protein 2 and 3 (pfhrp2 and pfhrp3) deletions in polyclonal infections.
Grignard L; Nolder D; Sepúlveda N; Berhane A; Mihreteab S; Kaaya R; Phelan J; Moser K; van Schalkwyk DA; Campino S
2020
EBioMedicine
Will more of the same achieve malaria elimination? Results from an integrated macroeconomic-epidemiological-demographic model
Keogh-Brown M; Smith R; Chico M; Bretscher M; Drakeley C; Jensen H
2020
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Identification and characterization of immature Anopheles and culicines (Diptera: Culicidae) at three sites of varying malaria transmission intensities in Uganda.
Musiime AK; Smith DL; Kilama M; Geoffrey O; Kyagamba P; Rek J; Conrad MD; Nankabirwa JI; Arinaitwe E; Akol AM
2020
Malaria journal
Selection of Antibody Responses Associated With Plasmodium falciparum Infections in the Context of Malaria Elimination.
van den Hoogen LL; Stresman G; Présumé J; Romilus I; Mondélus G; Elismé T; Existe A; Hamre KES; Ashton RA; Druetz T
2020
Frontiers in immunology
Optimisation and standardisation of a multiplex immunoassay of diverse Plasmodium falciparum antigens to assess changes in malaria transmission using sero-epidemiology.
Wu L; Hall T; Ssewanyana I; Oulton T; Patterson C; Vasileva H; Singh S; Affara M; Mwesigwa J; Correa S
2020
Wellcome open research
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