Who we are
MVRU is a major unit of the Malaria Excellence Centre of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. Founded in 2011 under the leadership of Dr. Jetsumon Sattabongkot, the MVRU has grown from 8 staff to over 30 currently. With full access to Mahidol University facilities and supporting infrastructure, including well equipped field laboratories in malaria endemic sites, MVRU has established itself as a leader in Plasmodium vivax research. The unit has attracted many international research supports aiming to drive malaria elimination.