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Professor Chris Drakeley

PhD

Professor
of Infection & Immunity

Room
238b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2289

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

Characterising spatial patterns of neglected tropical disease transmission using integrated sero-surveillance in Northern Ghana.
Fornace KM; Senyonjo L; Martin DL; Gwyn S; Schmidt E; Agyemang D; Marfo B; Addy J; Mensah E; Solomon AW
2022
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Primaquine and Plasmodium vivax Malaria Recurrence in Brazil.
Greenwood B; Drakeley C
2022
The New England journal of medicine
Deletions of the Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2/3 genes are common in field isolates from north-eastern Tanzania.
Kaaya RD; Kavishe RA; Tenu FF; Matowo JJ; Mosha FW; Drakeley C; Sutherland CJ; Beshir KB
2022
Scientific reports
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