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Prof. Frank Mockenhaupt

Project B2: Evidence for Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance in sub-Saharan Africa based on molecular markers and in vitro and in vivo findings
PhD students: Costanza Tacoli (B2-1), Welmoed van Loon (B2-2)

Frank Mockenhaupt
Image Credit: Frank Mockenhaupt

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health

Research interest:

  • Tropical Diseases
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Bergmann C, van Loon W, Habarugira F, Tacoli C, Jäger JC, Savelsberg D, Nshimiyimana F, Rwamugema E, Mbarushimana D, Ndoli J, Sendegeya A, Bayingana C, Mockenhaupt FP. (2021).
Increase in Kelch 13 Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum, Southern Rwanda.
Emerging infectious diseases, 27(1), 294–296
doi:  10.3201/eid2701.203527


van Loon W, Gai PP, Kulkarni SS, Rasalkar R, Siegert K, Wedam J, Boloor A, Baliga S, Kumar A, Jain A, Mahabala C, Shenoy D, Devi R, Gai P, Mockenhaupt FP. (2020)
MiRNA-146a polymorphism was not associated with Malaria in Southern India.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 May;102(5):1072-1074.
doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0845.


Gai PP, van Loon W, Siegert K, Wedam J, Kulkarni SS, Rasalkar R, Boloor A, Kumar A, Jain A, Mahabala C, Baliga S, Devi R, Shenoy D, Gai P Mockenhaupt FP.
Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines gene polymorphisms and malaria in Mangaluru, India (2019)
Malar J 18:328
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2966-9


van Loon W, Gai PP, Hamann L, Bedu-Addo G, Mockenhaupt FP. (2019) MiRNA-146a polymorphism increases the odds of malaria in pregnancy.
Malar J. 18:7.
doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2643-z.


Wedam J, Tacoli C, Gai PP, Siegert K, Kulkarni SS, Rasalkar R, Boloor A, Jain A, Mahabala C, Baliga S, Shenoy D, Devi R, Gai P, Mockenhaupt FP. (2018).
Molecular evidence for Plasmodium falciparum resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine but absence of K13 mutations in Mangaluru, southwestern India. Am J Trop Med Hyg,
doi:10.4269/ajtmh.18-0549


Tacoli C, Gai PP, Bayingana C, Sifft K, Geus D, Ndoli J, Sendegeya A, Gahutu JB, Mockenhaupt FP. (2016).
Artemisinin Resistance-Associated K13 Polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum in Southern Rwanda, 2010-2015., Am J Trop Med Hyg. 95(5):1090-1093. Epub 2016 Aug 29.
doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0483, PMID: 27573632, PMCID: PMC5094222

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