Angela Rumaseb


Angela Rumaseb is a PhD student at Menzies School of Health Research, where she is undertaking a project focusing on strengthening the molecular surveillance of Plasmodium vivax and human host factors that affect radical cure in Indonesia. Her PhD project involves the establishment of novel Illumina-based molecular assays to improve characterisation of the origin (recrudescence, relapse or reinfection) of recurrent Plasmodium vivax infections. In parallel, she will establish minION-based assays to genotype key host glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) variants in Indonesia. This project is supervised by A/Prof. Sarah Auburn, Prof. Ric Price, Dr. Benedikt Ley, and Dr. Mariana Barnes from Menzies, Darwin, together with Dr. Ari Satyagraha and Dr. Rintis Noviyanti from Exeins, Indonesia. Ultimately, the project aims to provide proof of concept on the utility of molecular surveillance to inform on safe and effective P. vivax radical cure in malaria-endemic countries.