Dr Tobias Brummaier
Vaginal microbiome signatures are predictive of preterm birth
Gene expression in preterm deliveries
Tobias is a graduate of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and has been working as a research physician at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), which is part of the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU) on the Thailand-Myanmar border since 2015.
He holds a Master of Clinical Tropical Medicine from Mahidol University and is currently enrolled the PhD programme of the Swiss Tropical Medicine and Public Health Institute at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Tobias is involved in daily clinical work, which is one of the pillars SMRU is founded on and he is coordinating research that is designed to translate into a direct benefit for the population served by SMRU. As local coordinator for the Wellcome Trust Innovations Flagship in LMICs, a project that aims to reduce morbidity and mortality of rural febrile illnesses, he is part of the Southeast Asian Community-based Trials Network (SEACTN) and he oversees the Scrub Typhus Antimicrobial Resistance Trial (START), a project in collaboration with the MORU-affiliated satellite tropical medicine research unit in Chiangrai, Thailand.
Tobias research focus however, is high throughput molecular profiling. He established a cohort in which gene expression and microbiome profiling is applied to address significant questions in the field of maternal and child health from early pregnancy to two years of life. His work as PhD candidate is based on data derived from this mother-child cohort and investigates the gene expression signatures in preterm deliveries.
Soil-transmitted helminth infections in pregnancy
Brummaier T. et al, (2021), Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 6, 51 - 51
Chandna A. et al, (2021), Wellcome Open Research, 6, 64 - 64
Stilma W. et al, (2021), The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Kumar M. et al, (2021), Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 11
Brummaier T. et al, (2021), PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 15