Dr. Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, PhD - Medical Research Council, Gambia Unit - Assistant Professor

Dr. Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

PhD

Medical Research Council, Gambia Unit

Assistant Professor

Banjul

Main Specialties: Biology

Additional Specialties: Biology, Population Genetics, Malaria

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Dr. Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, PhD - Medical Research Council, Gambia Unit - Assistant Professor

Dr. Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

PhD

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Primary Affiliation: Medical Research Council, Gambia Unit - Banjul

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Publications

38Publications

1657Reads

98Profile Views

953PubMed Central Citations

Challenges and perceptions of implementing mass testing, treatment and tracking in malaria control: a qualitative study in Pakro sub-district of Ghana.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jun 6;19(1):695. Epub 2019 Jun 6.

Department of Epidemiology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7037-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6554894PMC
June 2019
6 Reads
2.264 Impact Factor

Exceptionally long-range haplotypes in Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 6 maintained in an endemic African population.

Malar J 2016 Oct 21;15(1):515. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1560-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073846PMC
October 2016
17 Reads
3 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Variation in Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte invasion phenotypes and merozoite ligand gene expression across different populations in areas of malaria endemicity.

Infect Immun 2015 Jun 13;83(6):2575-82. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

Pathogen Molecular Biology Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.03009-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4432734PMC
June 2015
19 Reads
8 Citations
3.731 Impact Factor

K13-propeller polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from sub-Saharan Africa.

J Infect Dis 2015 Apr 2;211(8):1352-5. Epub 2014 Nov 2.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton Malaria Research and Training Centre, Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu608DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4827505PMC
April 2015
131 Reads
81 Citations
6.000 Impact Factor

Monitoring parasite diversity for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.

Science 2014 Sep;345(6202):1297-8

Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1259423DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4541720PMC
September 2014
60 Reads
15 Citations
31.480 Impact Factor

Genome-wide analysis of selection on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in West African populations of differing infection endemicity.

Mol Biol Evol 2014 Jun 18;31(6):1490-9. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Pathogen Molecular Biology Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United KingdomMedical Research Council Unit, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msu106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032133PMC
June 2014
91 Reads
35 Citations
9.110 Impact Factor

The prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in Gambian school children.

Malar J 2014 Apr 17;13:148. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Medical Research Council Unit, Atlantic Boulevard, Fajara, The Gambia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-13-148DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3999733PMC
April 2014
32 Reads
4 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Induction of strain-transcending antibodies against Group A PfEMP1 surface antigens from virulent malaria parasites.

PLoS Pathog 2012 19;8(4):e1002665. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002665DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3330128PMC
August 2012
53 Reads
42 Citations

Population genetic structure of Plasmodium falciparum across a region of diverse endemicity in West Africa.

Malar J 2012 Jul 3;11:223. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-11-223DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3425276PMC
July 2012
21 Reads
43 Citations
3.110 Impact Factor

Epigenetic dysregulation of virulence gene expression in severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

J Infect Dis 2012 May 23;205(10):1593-600. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

School of Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffs ST5 5BG, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jis239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415821PMC
May 2012
13 Reads
17 Citations
6.000 Impact Factor

Erythrocyte invasion and merozoite ligand gene expression in severe and mild Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

J Infect Dis 2010 Feb;201(3):444-52

Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia; 2London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/649902DOI Listing
February 2010
18 Reads
30 Citations
6.000 Impact Factor

Isolation and expression of UB05, a Plasmodium falciparum antigen recognised by antibodies from semi-immune adults in a high transmission endemic area of the Cameroonian rainforest.

Clin Chem Lab Med 2009 ;47(9):1147-58

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2009.255DOI Listing
November 2009
25 Reads
5 Citations
2.960 Impact Factor

Prospective identification of malaria parasite genes under balancing selection.

PLoS One 2009 15;4(5):e5568. Epub 2009 May 15.

Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2679211PMC
August 2009
25 Reads
33 Citations
3.234 Impact Factor

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