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Dr Olivo Miotto


Senior Informatics Fellow, Associate Professor


MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health, UK

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand

Olivo is the lead analyst for Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) of artemisinin resistance being undertaken by the Tracking Resistance to Artemisinin Resistance (TRAC) project. Olivo and his colleagues have developed computational and statistical methods for deep sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum genome using blood samples collected directly from clinical malaria patients, and led population genetics analyses for the MalariaGEN P. falciparum Community Project. He has a particular interest in using genome sequencing and genotyping to identify population structure and recent selection sweeps, and he is working with clinical investigators across the Mekong region to understand the genetic bases of artemisinin resistance in P. falciparum.

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