Prof. Banchob Sripa

Speciality: pathology, pathogenesis, control of liver fluke infection and CCA
University: Khon Kaen University
Country: Thailand
City: Khon Kaen
Spoken Language: English
Contact Email: banchob@kku.ac.th
Contact Phone: +66-43-3-202024
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Prof. Banchob Sripa Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis (Southeast Asian Liver Fluke Disease) – Tropical Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.

Dr. Banchob Sripa is a professor and chair of Tropical Medicine Graduate Program, and the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis (Southeast Asian Liver Fluke Disease), the Tropical Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He got a doctoral degree in Tropical Health from the University of Queensland (Australia) and experienced several post-graduate trainings in pathology and global health. He has been working for > 30 years and his research focus is mainly on liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), the bile duct cancer. Dr. Sripa is a world expert in pathology, pathogenesis and control of liver fluke infection and CCA. His integrated liver fluke control program named “Lawa model” is one of the two showcases with success helminth control of WHO/NZD4 (2015). Dr. Sripa has > 200 research articles, viewpoints, editorials and reviews in peer reviewed international journals and book chapters recently in Nature Genetics, Lancet Oncology, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Trends Parasitology, Cancer Science, Hepatology, Proteomics, PLoS Pathogens, Science Reports and elsewhere with high citation index (h = 38, SCOPUS). He sits on the Deputy Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and the editorial board of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (BMC Journal), J. Helminthology (Cambridge) and Current Tropical Medicine Reports (Springer). He is a Chief Guest Editor for 4 Special Issues on liver flukes in Acta Tropica (2003), Parasitology International (2012), Parasitology International (2017), and Advances in Parasitology (to be launched in 2018). He has received several scientific research awards, most prestige the Outstanding Scientist Award of Thailand from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King –the King Award (2013) and the Thailand Research Fund Senior Research Scholar (2013). Dr. Sripa is a panel member of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) panel of experts for biological agents of cancer, Disease Reference Group on Helminths (DRG), Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG), and ex-President of the Regional Network of Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Helminth Zoonoses (RNAS+).

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