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Prof Chris Newbold

Title: 

Professor of Tropical Medicine
Head of Molecular Parasitology

Institution: 

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Title: 

Honorary Faculty Member

Institution: 

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Chris and his Oxford-based lab team are investigating molecular pathogenesis and molecular immunology of large variant multi-gene families in Plasmodium falciparum. As a longstanding collaborator and honorary faculty member of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, he played a leading role in producing the first Plasmodium genome sequence.  Chris also helped to establish the Wellcome Trust Unit in Kenya, now the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, with which he continues to work closely.