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Stephen Rogerson

Department of Medicine at the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne

Professor Stephen Rogerson is a member of the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, based at the University of Melbourne’s Doherty Institute, where he works on the pathogenesis and immunity of malaria in pregnant women and young children. He has had particular interests in understanding why pregnant women are susceptible to malaria, and how placental malaria interferes with the baby’s growth. His major collaborations include with researchers in Malawi, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom and United States, including as part of the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium, and with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Neural Engineering on novel malaria biosensors.  He has advised WHO on malaria in pregnancy prevention and is lead investigator on a newly funded NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on Malaria Elimination in the Asia-Pacific.