Leanne Robinson-Lab team

Leanne Robinson-Lab team


Our research is conducted by a multidisciplinary team of clinical, laboratory, field, data management and administrative staff across two PNGIMR sites in Madang and Maprik, in collaboration with colleagues at international research institutes and universities.

About the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research


Staff with joint appointments between PNGIMR and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute include:

Stephan Karl, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) Dresden PhD UWA
Secondment from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to Vector Borne Diseases Unit, PNGIMR

Projects: Investigating contribution of symptomatic and asymptomatic P. falciparum and P. vivax infections to onward transmission; impact of national malaria control program on vector abundance, behavior and sporozoite infection rate; insecticide resistance monitoring and impact of MDA on LF transmission.

Maria Ome-Kaius, PhD Student, MBBS Msc University of Papua New Guinea

Projects: Investigating the changing patterns of malaria infection and illness in young children alongside intensification of control; assessing the impact of repeated episodes of malaria and other infectious diseases on early childhood growth; obtaining new insights into the multifactorial causes of LBW in Papua New Guinea.