Prof. David H. Molyneux
Professor David Molyneux is Director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre, supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) established at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine since 2000. Additionally since April 2006 he is Executive Secretary of the Executive Group of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Professor Molyneux was Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1991-2000) and is currently Professor of Tropical Health Sciences of The University of Liverpool. He was Professor of Biology, Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences and Dean of Science at the University of Salford where he was a member of Faculty from 1977-91. Professor Molyneux graduated (MA, PhD) from Cambridge University in parasitology before embarking on a career in medical parasitology and parasitology. His research work was recognized the award of a DSc from the University of Salford. His major research interests were initially in Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness) and leishmaniasis in particular the interaction between parasites and vectors. He has recently become involved in parasitic and vector borne disease control programmes advising WHO on trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis and malaria control.
He has published over 300 papers in learned biological science journals, written over 20 reviews and contributions to books as well as a textbook on trypanosomes and leishmaniasis. He recently completed a volume as Editor of the Control of Human Parasitic Diseases. He is a member of two International Commissions- The Task Force for Disease Eradication based in the Carter Center, Atlanta and the WHO International Commission for the Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm). Professor Molyneux’s contribution has been recognized in the award of medals from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the British Society for Parasitology. He is President-elect of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.