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Te Tari Moromoroiti me te Ārai Mate

Peter Christensen


Current research:

PhD Thesis: 

"Pre-clinical investigations into the use of repurposed and novel therapeutics to treat drug resistant malaria"

Supervisors: Associate Professor Bruce Russell


Achievements:

2019: Gates Foundation/e-ASIA funded student field trainer

2018: University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship


 

Publications:

Boonma P, Christensen PR, Suwanarusk R, Price RN, Russell B, Lek-Uthai U. 2007. Comparison of three molecular methods for the detection and speciation of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum. Malar J 6:124.

Fraschka SA, Filarsky M, Hoo R, Niederwieser I, Yam XY, Brancucci NMB, Mohring F, Mushunje AT, Huang X, Christensen PR, Nosten F, Bozdech Z, Russell B, Moon RW, Marti M, Preiser PR, Bartfai R, Voss TS. 2018. Comparative Heterochromatin Profiling Reveals Conserved and Unique Epigenome Signatures Linked to Adaptation and Development of Malaria Parasites. Cell Host Microbe 23:407-420 e8.

Marsh RL, Binks MJ, Beissbarth J, Christensen P, Morris PS, Leach AJ, Smith-Vaughan HC. 2012. Quantitative PCR of ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with perforation supports a role for Alloiococcus otitidis as a secondary pathogen. BMC Ear Nose Throat Disord 12:11.

Pang SC, Andolina C, Malleret B, Christensen PR, Lam-Phua SG, Razak M, Chong CS, Li D, Chu CS, Russell B, Renia L, Ng LC, Nosten F. 2017. Singapore's Anopheles sinensis Form A is susceptible to Plasmodium vivax isolates from the western Thailand-Myanmar border. Malar J 16:465.

Woodrow CJ, Wangsing C, Sriprawat K, Christensen PR, Nosten F, Renia L, Russell B, Malleret B. 2015. Comparison between Flow Cytometry, Microscopy, and Lactate Dehydrogenase-Based Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Plasmodium falciparum Drug Susceptibility Testing under Field Conditions. J Clin Microbiol 53:3296-303.