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Aung Pyae Phyo

Post-doctoral Researcher

Aung Pyae Phyo is a a Burmese (Myanmar) Post-doctoral Researcher at MORU's Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, Thailand. After finishing medical training in 2001 in Yangon, Aung joined SMRU as a research assistant (2005-2008), research clinician (2009-2013) and DPhil student (2013-2017).

After receiving his DPhil in Clinical Medicine at Oxford University in 2017, Aung moved to MORU's Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit (MOCRU) in Yangon, Myanmar and worked as a senior clinician scientist until 2021. In 2019 he received the post-doctoral International Training fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to assess tthe immune decay after malaria elimination and the risk of malaria resurgence, and a seed grant from Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination (ACREME) for the project: Field evaluation of a point-of-contact device for P. falciparum malaria sero-surveillance.

Aung's current research focus is malaria elimination, malaria immunity and anti-microbial resistance.