Awosolu Oluwaseun

Applied Parasitology Student, RSTMH Student Ambassador

I am a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria and currently a Ph.D. student in Applied Parasitology at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (USM). USM is one of the leading Universities in Malaysia and conduct groundbreaking research on various tropical diseases and vectors.

Malaysia has reduced malaria infection greatly and as such marked for malaria elimination by World Health Organization. In spite of this gain in health, Dengue, zoonotic simian malaria caused by Plasmodium knowlesi and tuberculosis are infectious disease of major public health problem.

As an advocate of Sustainable Development Goal 3&4, I passionately have interest in molecular epidemiology of Drug-resistant malaria parasites and tropical diseases particularly schistosomiasis and geohelminths which are major public health problem in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. I have been consistently engaged in academic teaching and research on tropical diseases for more than five years. I have many publications and serve as reviewer for many referred journals. Involvement in Health and Demographic Surveillance System carried out in Osun State, Nigeria by Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo university (O.A.U) and sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was one of the most impressive accomplishments. I have passion for RSTMH and I want to support them in their ambition to improve tropical medicine and global health. As much as I have passion for parasitology, tropical medicine and public health, community service is my major favourite hobby.