Dr Freya Fowkes

Laboratory Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (Fowkes Laboratory)
Centre for Biomedical Research
Burnet Institute

Research Activities

The Malaria Epidemiology Group participates in numerous population studies in malaria-endemic countries, such as Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, through collaborations with national research institutes based in those countries.The group centres on malaria immuno-epidemiology and focuses on developing and utilising immunological biomarkers for vaccine trials, disease surveillance and evaluating the impact of interventions for malaria.

The objectives of the Malaria Epidemiology Group are:
  • To evaluate the impact of population immunity of the efficacy of malaria interventions and evaluating the impact of intervention programs on host immunity and patterns of disease
  • To develop sero-markers for population studies to define malaria exposure and transmission intensity
  • To understand the dynamics of naturally acquired immunity in children and pregnant women and how they relate to patterns of disease.

Other Lab Members

Dr Julia Cutts
Ricardo Ataide
Rosanna Powell

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Prof Bill Heath

Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Tania de Koning-Ward

School of Medicine Deakin University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Justin Boddey

Infection and Immunity Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 20

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2019

    Cumberland Lorne Resort MORE INFO
  • Sep 15

    14th World Congress of Inflammation

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  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO