Professor Schofield is inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM). He was for 24 years an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, has twice held an International Research Scholarship of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and was co-founder of Ancora Pharmaceuticals Inc. A recognised authority in the immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, his research programs cover basic molecular sciences, product development and commercialisation, epidemiology and public health. His approach to malaria has resulted in promising vaccine development programs, and clinical trials in Papua New Guinea and Africa. He has published key articles in the highest ranked international journals and received over 6,500 citations.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 48+ research outputs authored by Prof Louis Schofield from 2008 onwards.

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Australian Research Council - Special Research Initiatives Scheme

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Indicative Funding
$42,000,000 over 7 years
AITHM intends to build Australian research capacity in tropical health and biomedical sciences, to improve national capacity to identify risks to health security and biosecurity from re-emerging infectious diseases prevalent in tropical countries, and to undertake research which targets improvements in health outcomes and service delivery for regional, remote, and under-served communities in tropical Australia. This requires expansion of tropically based research facilities, the researcher skill base, and research programs.
Louis Schofield, Maxine Whittaker, Robyn McDermott and Alex Loukas (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Tropical Health and Medicine; Northern Australia

Department of Industry - Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Programme

Commercial Development of a pan-species multistage vaccine for malaria

Indicative Funding
$1,057,480 over 3 years
AITHM will use the funding to achieve five sequential aims; 1. Establish a joint venture with WEHI for the commercial development of a pan-species, multi-stage vaccine for the malaria eradication agenda; 2. Undertake process development towards GMP manufacturing of the synthetic saccharide vaccine target; 3. Undertake process development towards GMP conjugation of the synthetic saccharide vaccine target to GMP grade CRM carrier; 4. Undertake rigours stability and pre-clinical toxicology testing of the vaccine product; and 5. Undergo regulatory affairs (TGA/FDA) compliance
Louis Schofield, Stewart Campbell, Priyanka Sathe, Subash Kapre, Andy Lees and Peter Tapley (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, Corden Pharma International Inc, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Inventprise LLC, FinaBio Solutions LLC and TetraQ Research Institute)
Malaria; Plasmodium; Vaccine; Immunology; Trial

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  • Defining transmission of malaria parasites from humans to mosquitos in Papua New Guinea (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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