Dr Andrew Simpson
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist
Andrew Simpson is a Clinical Microbiologist with the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital Wellcome Research Unit in Vientiane (LOMWRU), where he works on a variety of infections of importance to public health in Laos. Previously he has worked for Oxford University in Bangkok, and has held posts with both DSTL and Public Health England in the UK.
He has long had a research interest in laboratory and clinical aspects of melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei infection) and plans to continue to develop this, as well as environmental aspects. He is also interested in antimicrobial resistance, leptospirosis, streptococci and CNS infections, as well as wide variety of other bacterial and viral infections. In addition, he is interested in helping to build clinical and research laboratory capacity in the Lao PDR.
Evidence for action: A One Health learning platform on interventions to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Wernli D. et al, (2020), Lancet Infectious Diseases
Community-acquired Group B streptococcal meningitis in adults
Dance DAB. et al, (2020), Journal of Infection, 81, 147 - 178
Bacteremia Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Vientiane, Lao PDR: A 5-Year Study.
Chang K. et al, (2020), The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 102, 1137 - 1143
UK vaccines network: Mapping priority pathogens of epidemic potential and vaccine pipeline developments.
Noad RJ. et al, (2019), Vaccine, 37, 6241 - 6247
Prolonged Zika Virus RNA Detection in Semen of Immunosuppressed Patient.
Petridou C. et al, (2019), Emerging infectious diseases, 25, 1598 - 1600