Associate Professor Abdoulaye Djimdé
Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance Unit
Malaria Research and Training Centre University of Bamako, Mali
Abdoulaye Djimdé is a leading malaria researcher based in Mali, working primarily on the genetic epidemiology of antimalarial drug resistance in West Africa. He is committed to building research capacity in Africa and has been instrumental in the formation of networks and partnerships collaboratively investigating malaria and drug resistance in the region.
Djimdé is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance Unit at the Malaria Research and Training Centre University of Bamako, Mali. There he leads a dynamic research group whose primary focus is to understand how variations in the genomes of the malaria parasite, the human host, and the mosquito vector relate to disease outcomes like the spread of antimalarial drug resistance. His translational research programme uses molecular and genetic approaches to tackle important problems in malaria control.
Currently he serves as coordinator of the West African Network for Clinical Trials of Antimalarial Drugs, with funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to conduct multicentre phase III studies in Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.