• Malaria
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Welcome to the Malaria Group page. Glad you found us. On this page, we try to provide timely information about who we are and what we do, and share our latest news and publications. We hope this page offers relevant information for everyone who visits.

Who we are and what we do

We are a diverse team of Malawian and international scientists and trainees. With our research, we aim to improve understanding of malaria in individuals and communities, to accelerate malaria transmission reduction in Malawi and sub-Saharan Africa. We focus on addressing questions of national and global relevance that can contribute to tangible improvement in health in the region.


More about us

Apart from our research, we provide internships and postgraduate training and support the use of evidence-informed decision making through our collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme and our involvement in national and international advisory panels.

 Malaria ID Group Pictures

From top left corner: Clifford, Benjamin, Michael, Linda, David, Melody, Patience, Wilson, Eva Maria, Visopo, Alinane, James, Malcolm, Phylis, Donnie, Anja, Trancizeo, Kamunkhwala, Rhosheen, Latif, Janet, Mphatso, Glory, Mwayi, Chris, Rachel, Deus, Helen, Victor, Donnie, Lizzie, Alexandra, Alister, Standwell, Tamika, Symon


Interested? Get to know us in a click

Are you a student interested in research, a colleague interested in collaborating or a journalist looking for information? If you are student interested in research, you may want to have a browse through our project, student and alumni profiles. Our students are happy to tell you a bit more about our training and career development opportunities and activities. If you are a colleague interested in exploring collaboration, perhaps have a look at our strategy, and recent publications and feel free to get in touch with one of our principal investigators, or email Patience, our efficient group administrator. (Email: pkorea@mlw.mw).
If you are interested in learning more about our work, but are not familiar with research, perhaps our project profile sections ‘reasons behind this project’ and the videos that explain some of our work to the public may be of interest.
Lastly, if you are a journalist needing some urgent input into a story on malaria with a tight deadline, please contact our Science Communication team, they will help to quickly link you up.


Group structure

Malaria Group Structure


Malaria Group Head:
Anja (DJ) Terlouw: anja.terlouw@lstmed.ac.uk or aterlouw@mlw.mw.

Most Recent Publications

  • Resistance to malaria through structural variation of red blood cell invasion receptors. Leffler EM, Band G, Busby GBJ, Kivinen K, Le QS, Clarke GM, Bojang KA, Conway DJ, Jallow M, Sisay-Joof F, Bougouma EC, Mangano VD, Modiano D, Sirima SB, Achidi E, Apinjoh TO, Marsh K, Ndila CM, Peshu N, Williams TN, Drakeley C, Manjurano A, Reyburn H, Riley E, Kachala D, Molyneux M, Nyirongo V, Taylor T, Thornton N, Tilley L, Grimsley S, Drury E, Stalker J, Cornelius V, Hubbart C, Jeffreys AE, Rowlands K, Rockett KA, Spencer CCA, Kwiatkowski DP; Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network..Science. 2017 May 18.