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Michael Alifrangis

Michael Alifrangis

Associate Professor

  • CMP

Øster Farimagsgade 5, Postbox 2099, Bygning 22, 1014 København K, Bygning 22, Room 22.0.21

1014 København K


    Primary fields of research

    I am primarily interested in improving the treatment of malaria by antimalarial drugs and factors affecting the outcome. Furthermore, much emphasis of my research is on the use of molecular markers as tools to monitor and possibly hinder emergence and spread of drug resistance in the malaria endemic world.

    Current research

    Research in antimalarial drugs is currently based on testing:

    • The efficiency of antimalarial drugs in treatment of various patient groups
    • The availability and quality of antimalarial drugs in the malaria endemic world
    • The molecular mapping of antimalarial drug resistance by genotyping malaria parasites from various malaria endemic areas

    Furthermore, current research is as well by involvement in general studies of malaria epidemiology and trends of decreasing malaria in selected African countries. 


    Supervision of a number of technicians, Master students and PhD students

    Some teaching and supervision at the Master of International Health program

    Facilitator and lecturer at several methodological courses

    Fields of interest

    Research capacity building has been a mainstay of much of my research and has involved the training including course facilitation and methodology transfer of various methods to partner institutions in Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique and Sri Lanka.

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