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Professor Cally Roper

BSc PhD

Professor
in Malaria Genetics

Room
395

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2616

My research applies evolutionary genetics to practical problems in malaria control. In particular I work a lot on antimalarial drug resistance. My current projects include the development of a genetic barcode, mapping resistance mutations in Africa to inform policy on malaria prevention and treatment.

 

 

 

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre

Teaching

Module organiser for the distance learning Malaria module.

Research

Barcoding Malaria Parasites: A barcode of organellar genome polymorphisms identifies the geographic origin of Plasmodium falciparum strains.  M.D. Preston, S. Campino, S.A. Assefa, D.F. Echeverry, H. Ocholla, A. Amambua-Ngwa, L. Stewart, D.J. Conway, S. Borrmann, P. Michon, I. Zongo, J-B Ouédraogo, A.A. Djimde, O.K. Doumbo, F. Nosten, A. Pain, T. Bousema, C.J. Drakeley, R.M. Fairhurst, C.J. Sutherland, C. Roper, T.G Clark.   Nature Communications (2014) 5:4052.

Mapping the spread of drug resistance mutations in Africa  http://www.drugresistancemaps.org/   Multiple Origins and Regional Dispersal of Resistant dhps in African Plasmodium falciparum Malaria. R. J. Pearce, H. Pota, M-S B. Evehe, E-H Bâ, G. Mombo-Ngoma, A. L. Malisa, R. Ord, W. Inojosa, A. Matondo, D.A. Diallo, W. Mbacham, I.V.van den Broek, T.D. Swarthout, A. Getachew, S. Dejene, M.P.Grobusch, F. Njie, S. Dunyo, M. Kweku, S. Owusu-Agyei, D. Chandramohan, M. Bonnet, J-P Guthmann, S. Clarke, K.I. Barnes, E. Streat, S.T. Katokele, P. Uusiku, C.O. Agboghoroma, O. Y. Elegba, B. Cissé, I. E. A-Elbasit, H.A. Giha, S.P. Kachur, C. Lynch, J.B. Rwakimari, P. Chanda, M. Hawela, B. Sharp, I. Naidoo, C. Roper.   PLoS Medicine (2009) 6(4):e1000055

Measuring drug pressure in a field trial of intermittent preventive treatment of infants (IPTi). A community-randomised evaluation of the effect of IPTi on antimalarial drug resistance in southern Tanzania. R. J. Pearce , R. Ord, H. Kaur, C. Lupala , J. Schellenberg, K. Shirma, F. Manzi, M. Tanner, P. Alonso, H. Mshinda, C. Roper, D. Schellenberg. The Journal of Infectious Diseases (2013) 207, 849-859. 
 

 

Research Area
Drug resistance
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Genetics
GIS/Spatial analysis
Molecular biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Country
Burkina Faso
China
Cameroon
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Colombia
Ethiopia
Gabon
United Kingdom
Ghana
Guinea
Gambia, The
India
Kenya
Sri Lanka
Mozambique
Namibia
Senegal
South Sudan
Tanzania
South Africa
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World