London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is Britain’s national school of public health and a leading postgraduate institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in global health. Part of the University of London, the London School is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.
There are almost 4 000 students from 100 plus countries enrolled in 22 masters courses delivered either in London (around 650 classes) or through distance learning (around 2 700 classes), and undertaking research degree training (around 400). Over 40% of these students are from non-European countries. The largest growth has been in distance learning students (an increase of more than 40% over 3 years), though the London-based student population (where accommodation limits growth) is at its highest-ever level. Alumni are working in more than 180 countries. The School has about 1 300 staff drawn from over 60 countries.
The WANECAM Team at LSHTM
Khalid BESHIR, Research Assistant
Khlaid is a molecular biologist, originally trained in the laboratory of David Warhurst. His work is focussed on developing the molecular parasite clearance time (PCT) assay, and testing for associations between PCT and putative markers of resistance to ACT, particularly mutations in the pfmdr1 gene.
Brighid O’NEILL, Project Administrator
Brighid is a science graduate with a depth of experience in administration and logistics. She is administering the grant locally, and coordinating our interactions with partners, particularly movements of people, protocols and materials for training in molecular analyses.
Colin SUTHERLAND, LSHTM PI
Main research interests are in Plasmodium falciparum antimalarial resistance and gametocyte biology, and in the diagnosis, epidemiology and genomics of non-falciparum malaria species.