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Professor Arjen Dondorp

Professor Adrianus Dondorp is the Deputy Director and Head of Malaria Research at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. His research unit studies a diversity of aspects of infectious (and other) diseases that are causing significant morbidity and mortality in the tropics with a large network of clinical sites in both Africa and Asia, including Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Mozambique and elsewhere.

His main research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, antimalarial drug resistance and improvement of intensive care practice in developing countries. In addition to this focus on malaria, he coordinates a dedicated effort to improve intensive care medicine in developing countries in Asia, through teaching as well as the systematic implementation of cost-effective interventions and their assessment. The unit has unique expertise in conducting research from bench to bedside, and is at the centre of an extensive network that enables large multinational trials when definite answers are sought for important research questions aimed at improving treatment and reducing morbidity and mortality of malaria and other diseases.

Arjen joined the SAC in February 2018. Photo credit CGGH.