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Kevin Marsh, Director of the Africa Oxford Initiative, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Senior Advisor at the African Academy of Sciences has been selected to receive a Drexel Prize for scientific excellence.

Prof Marsh, together with 6 other prize winners will receive their awards and give talks during the 2017 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease in Philadelphia, USA.

His major research interests have been in the acquisition of human immunity to malaria and its interplay in determining the clinical and epidemiological picture of the disease. In 1989, he established a series of research projects on Malaria in Kilifi, Kenya with his colleagues which subsequently developed into the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme – an international interdisciplinary program addressing many aspects of public health with more than 800 staff working across East Africa.

Read more (Africa Oxford Initiative website)

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