Mr Chris Williams

Research in Medecine Technician

I completed my MSc at Foto-Cewek in the Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors in 2012 and have worked as a research technician here since. I worked for Dr Mark Paine 2013-2015 on the development of an Insecticide Quantification Kit (IQK) for DDT in India, as well as HPLC analysis of insecticide-treated materials including indoor residual spray (IRS) samples and bed nets, and immunodiagnostics for insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes.

As of 2015 I have worked for Dr Emily Adams in the Research in Medecine Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics. My initial work involved protein biomarker discovery for cutaneous leishmaniasis in patients from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bolivia, as well as molecular analysis of these samples. I currently work on molecular diagnostics for antimicrobial resistance in UK and Malawi, as well as arboviruses including dengue, chikungunya and zika.

 

Selected publications

  • Edwards, Thomas, Signor, Leticia Del Carmen Castillo, Williams, Chris, Donis, Evelin, Cuevas, Luis and Adams, Emily (2016) 'Co-infections with Chikungunya and Dengue Viruses, Guatemala, 2015'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 22, Issue 11, pp. 2003-2005.

    Ismail, Hanafy, Kumar, Vijay, Singh, Rudra P., Williams, Chris, Shivam, Pushkar, Ghosh, Ayan, Deb, Rinki, Foster, Geraldine, Hemingway, Janet, Coleman, Michael, Coleman, Marlize, Das, Pradeep and Paine, Mark (2016) 'Development of a Simple Dipstick Assay for Operational Monitoring of DDT'. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 10, Issue 1, e0004324.

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