About this Encyclopedia
- There are no current books as extensive as this reference work will be
- Covers Malaria biology, treatment and drug resistance
- Also covers Malaria related politics Edited by the Editor-in-Chief of Malaria Journal (IF 2.91)
The Encyclopedia of Malaria represents a vast databank of information about the study of malaria. It provides an overview of the historical, rapid and significant developments that have occurred in malaria research, including the 2002 genome sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum and its mosquito vector, Anopheles gambiae. This work provides a concise source of up-to-date research findings in the form of definitions and essays and present comprehensive coverage of topics from history to findings to diagnosis and treatment, written by recognized malaria researchers with practical experience. It appeals to a diverse audience, including malaria researchers, teachers, investigators and public health professionals.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » Anopheles gambiae - Malaria - Mosquito - Parasite - Plasmodium falciparum
Related subjects » Immunology - Internal Medicine - Medical Microbiology - Medicine - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Virology
After a medical degree in France and a PhD from the University of Liverpool, Marcel Hommel worked in various research institutes, including the National Institute for Medical Research, the Institut Pasteur and Harvard Medical School. In 1986, he was appointed Professor of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool.
His research interests are mainly in the field of malaria immunology and pathophysiology, and he first described antigenic variation in Plasmodium falciparum and the importance of parasite diversity in the development of immunity. Also interested in the development of immunodiagnostic tests, particularly those applicable in a tropical environment, currently working on a test of cure for visceral leishmaniasis. Over the years, he has supervised 37 research students, taught and examined on many different courses worldwide.
He has been on the editorial board of a number of journals and, for the past 10 years, has been Editor-in-Chief of Malaria Journal.