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Scientific Groups

Our scientific work is delivered through groups, each of which focuses on one of the complementary aspects of antimalarial resistance. Our groups work collaboratively and across disciplines.

Five scientific groups, located in centres of excellence around the world, offer a platform for collaborative research into the understanding, identification and spread of malaria drug resistance – clinical, pharmacology, in vitro, molecular and medicine quality. Each group specialises in different aspects of malaria drug resistance and works collaboratively to develop research analysis, customised tools and services designed to facilitate quality-assured data collection, analysis and reporting.

Dr Aurélia Vessière
Senior Scientist Emerging Infections
Dr Benoit Witkowski
Scientific Coordinator of the In Vitro Group
Professor Carol Sibley
Co-founder and Scientific Director of WWARN
Dr Céline Caillet
Scientific Coordinator of the Antimalarial Quality Group
Dr Didier Ménard
Head of In Vitro Group
Professor Feiko ter Kuile
Head of Malaria in Pregnancy Scientific Group
Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium
Dr Georgina Humphreys
Senior Scientist Malaria & NTDs
Hazel Ashurst
Senior Data Manager
Dr Jenny Hill
Malaria in Pregnancy Scientific Group Coordinator
Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium
Professor Joel Tarning
Head of Pharmacometrics
Dr Junjie Ding
Postdoctoral Pharmacometrician
Professor Karen Barnes
Head of the Pharmacology Group
Dr Kasia Stepniewska
Head of Statistics
Laura Merson
Associate Director
Lesley Workman
Scientific Coordinator of the Clinical Pharmacology Group
Dr Mehul Dhorda
Head of Asia Regional Centre & EQA Programme
Professor Paul Newton
Head of Medicine Quality Group