Published: 07-10-2020 16:14 | Updated: 07-10-2020 16:14

Congratulations Professor Eleni Aklillu – winner of the Donald Mackay Medal

Eleni Aklillu is Professor in Tropical Pharmacology and research group leader at Department of Laboratory Medicine and has been awarded the prestigious RSTMH Donald Mackay Medal.

Eleni Aklillu, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine. Photo: Christina Sundqvist

The medal is presented for outstanding work in tropical health and awarded annually by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

"It is encouraging and overwhelming to have my work recognized in this way, and I would like to acknowledge the hard work of everyone in my research group and my collaborators," says Eleni Aklillu.

Eleni’s research focuses on clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics with special emphasis on how to optimize treatment and/or prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.