Professor Francois Nosten

Scientific Advisory Committee member, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit

Francois Nosten is a Professor in Tropical Medicine at Oxford University, Nuffield Department of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in Thailand. Prof Nosten’s work concentrates on uncomplicated malaria and he has conducted the largest ever drug trials in malaria in an area which has the world’s most drug-resistant parasites. His team is currently leading efforts to eliminate artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum from eastern Myanmar. Prof Nosten has also investigated malaria prophylaxis and antimalarial treatment in pregnancy and the identification of thiamine deficiency (beri-beri) as a major cause of infant mortality amongst Karen refugees.