Prof Freya Fowkes
Laboratory Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (Fowkes Laboratory)
Research ActivitiesThe Malaria Epidemiology Group participates in numerous population studies in malaria-endemic countries, such as Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, through collaborations with national research institutes based in those countries.The group centres on malaria immuno-epidemiology and focuses on developing and utilising immunological biomarkers for vaccine trials, disease surveillance and evaluating the impact of interventions for malaria.
The objectives of the Malaria Epidemiology Group are:
- To evaluate the impact of population immunity of the efficacy of malaria interventions and evaluating the impact of intervention programs on host immunity and patterns of disease
- To develop sero-markers for population studies to define malaria exposure and transmission intensity
- To understand the dynamics of naturally acquired immunity in children and pregnant women and how they relate to patterns of disease.