Stuart D. Blacksell

Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand


Stuart D. Blacksell, Ph.D., works as an Adjunct Associate Professor, with more than 27 years working experience in microbiology research activities, and he has been actively been involved in studies in Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China) since 1989. He is employed by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford since August 2001 and is based at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand. From 1983 to 2001, prior to moving to the University of Oxford, he worked at the Biological Safety Level 4 (BSL 4) CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, as well as the organization’s Thai- and Lao-based projects. He holds the B.S. degree in applied science (Charles Sturt University), the M.A. degree in public health, and the Ph.D. degree (both from University of Queensland). He is also qualified as a Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) by the American Biological Safety Association. He also holds Adjunct Associate Professorships at the School of Population Health, University of Queensland and School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Murdoch University in Australia and serves an Honorary Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Microbiology and of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. In his position at MORU, he works as a Senior Expatriate Microbiologist and has research programs concentrating on the improved diagnosis of tropical infections such as dengue and scrub typhus.

Biography Updated on 23 March 2011

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