Prof Freya Fowkes

Laboratory Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (Fowkes Laboratory)
Disease Elimination
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

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2

    Influenza Specialist Group Annual Meeting

    Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport MORE INFO
  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO
  • Feb 20

    19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre MORE INFO