Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP), Ouagoadougou, Burkina Faso
Dr Sodiomon Sirima has been Head of the Research and Training Department of the Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP) since 1995. He is also Head of the Malaria Vaccine Development program in Burkina Faso.
Dr Sirima holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy in addition to a medical degree (MD) and a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He has been working on the genetic epidemiology of susceptibility and resistance to Plasmodium falciparum malaria, including the mechanisms by which the parasite causes the disease and the clinical features of severe malaria.
Sodiomon Sirima and his team are contributing to Consortial Project 1, Consortial Project 2 and Consortial Project 3.