Department of Tropical Pathology is one of the eleventh departments of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, responsible for teaching, research and academic services. The department comprises 3 units: Diagnostic Pathology Unit, Electron Microscopy Unit and Tissue Culture and Immunocytochemistry Unit.

Training courses on tropical pathology, electron microscopy and histopathology are provided periodically upon request.

Research projects focus on histopathology, immunohistochemistry and ultrastructural studies of tropical diseases, especially malaria and other parasitic and infectious diseases have been performed in collaboration with many other organizations including international linkages : Department of Cellular Pathology, Oxford University,Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Department of Immunology, The Wenner Gren Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden; and Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia. (Current Research Activities)

Research highlight: For the first time we have visualized and measured sequestration in vivo, showing that, sequestration of parasitized erythrocytes in the microvasculature of vital organs is the central pathological feature of severe falciparum malaria.
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