Prof Nick White trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London. He is Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand and at Oxford University, UK, and is also Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and chairs the Wellcome Trust Tropical Medicine Research Programmes in South East Asia. He has lived and worked in Thailand since 1980.
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Prof White’s research focus is the pathophysiology and treatment of malaria. He has concentrated on characterising antimalarial pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic relationships to improve the treatment of malaria and reduce the emergence of resistance. This contributed to developing artemisinin based combination treatment for falciparum malaria, and changing to artesunate for severe malaria. He currently chairs the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network. Prof White also co-chairs the WHO GMP technical expert group on prevention and treatment of malaria and the WHO antimalarial treatment guidelines committee.
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