Ivo Mueller-Lab team

Ivo Mueller-Lab team

My team collaborates very closely with the PNG Institute of Medical Research; the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok; the Foundation for Tropical Medicine in Manaus as well as with numerous labs within the institute as well as elsewhere, in Australia, Europe and the US.


Harin Karunajeewa, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, MB BS Melbourne PhD UWA

Project: Infectious disease epidemiology & clinical pharmacology

Reference: Karunajeewa, H.A., et al. A trial of combination antimalarial therapies in children from Papua New Guinea. New Engl Journal Med 359, 2545-2557 (2008).


Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc Thailand MSc QUT PhD Qld

Burden, treatment and social determinants of TB in Papua New Guinea and Thailand.

Cross, G.B., et al. TB incidence and characteristics in the remote Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea: a prospective study. BMC infectious diseases 14, 93 (2014).


Leanne Robinson, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) Sydney PhD Melbourne

Impact of malaria control on comparative epidemiology of malaria in Papua New Guinea.


Celine Barnadas, Postdoctoral Fellow, MSc PhD Lyon

Project: Evolution of antimalarial drug resistance in P. vivax.

Reference Barnadas, C., et al. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax genotypes and efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment in Papua New Guinea. Antimicrob Agents Chemother (2014).


Stephan Karl, Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) Dresden PhD UWA

Project: Magnetic detection of Plasmodium parastes and mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission.

Reference: Karl, S., Halder, N., Kelso, J.K., Ritchie, S.A. & Milne, G.J. A spatial simulation model for dengue virus infection in urban areas. BMC infectious diseases 14, 447 (2014).


Cristian Koepfli, Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc Zurich MSc Zurich PhD Basel

Project: Epidemiology and systems biology of P. vivax transmission stages.

Reference: Koepfli, C., et al. A high force of plasmodium vivax blood-stage infection drives the rapid acquisition of immunity in Papua New Guinean children. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 7, e2403 (2013).


Connie Li Wai Suen, Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) LaTrobe PhD LaTrobe

Project: Statistical epidemiology of malaria.


Rhea Longley, Postdoctoral Fellow, BBiolSc(Hons) UTAS PhD Oxford (Joint appointment with Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Project: Effect of recent exposure to P. vivax infections on antibody responses.

Cyrille Czeher, Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD (Joint appointment with PNG Institute of Medical of Research)
Project: Infectivity of symptomatic and asymptomatic P. falciparum and P. vivax infections to mosquitoes.

Eline Kattenberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc Leiden MSc Leiden PhD Amsterdam (Based at PNG Institute of Medical of Research)
Project: Molecular epidemiology of malaria transmission in Papua New Guinea

Jessica Brewster, Research Assistant, BSc(Hons) LaTrobe

Elisheba Malau, Research Assistant, BMedSc James Cook BSc(Hons) Melbourne

Camila Franca, PhD Student, BBiomedSc Pernambuco MSc Pernambuco
Project: Validation of antibodies as markers of recent exposure to P. vivax and P. falciparum

Anita Lerch, PhD Student, BSc MSc Basel
Project: Awaiting confirmation

Leonie Raijmakers, PhD Student, MSc Groningen
Project: Awaiting confirmation

Yiwan Quah, PhD Student, BSc(Hons) Putra MSc Putra
Project: Use of novel genotyping methods to differentiate relapsing and new P. vivax infections.

Andreea Waltmann, PhD Student, BSc(Hons) Monash BA Monash
Project: The molecular epidemiology of P. vivax and P. falciparum in the Solomon Islands.