Dr Direk LimmathurotsakulWellcome Trust Intermediate Research Fellow
Direk is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Research Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand. His fellowship project entitles, "Reducing the Global Burden of Melioidosis". Direk is focusing on mapping the distribution of melioidosis worldwide and using Bayesian geostatistical methods.
Limmathurotsakul, D., Golding, N., Dance, D.A.B., Messina, J.P., Pigott, D.M., Moyes, C.L., Rolim, D.B., Bertherat, E., Day, N.P.J., Peacock, S.J. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Predicted global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and burden of melioidosis. Nature Microbiology, 1 : 15008 DOI
September 2013 - October 2015
Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship
Melioidosis is a threat to human health throughout South and East Asia, Northern Australia, the Indian subcontinent and areas of Africa and South America. The overall case fatality rate of melioidosis...