Dr Freya Fowkes

Laboratory Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (Fowkes Laboratory)
Centre for Biomedical Research
Burnet Institute

Research Activities

The 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.

Other Lab Members

Dr Julia Cutts
Ricardo Ataide
Rosanna Powell

Other members with similar research interests

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Ms Christelle Buffet

Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital) University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Bill Charman

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Magdalena Plebanski

Department of Immunology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 25

    World Malaria Day

  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology

  • May 6

    37th European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting

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