Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indra Vythilingam (PhD) is currently a Professor in the Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya (UM). She worked as a Principal Research Scientist, in Environmental Health Institute, Singapore prior to her appointment to UM. Indra has contributed vastly to the field of vector biology and control for the past 30 years when she worked in the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur. She has successfully completed many research projects on vectors of malaria, Japanese encephalitis, dengue and filariasis. She incriminated the vectors of simian malaria in Malaysia. Her recent work is on a new paradigm for dengue surveillance. She has published more than 150 articles in peer reviewed International and local journals and has presented numerous papers at International and local conferences. Indra has served as a WHO consultant on many occasions. She served as a member of the WHO Vector control advisory group on new tools from 2013-2016. She was awarded the Sandosham Gold medal in 2007 by the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine for her contribution towards parasitology and Tropical Medicine. She was the Editor of Journal Tropical Biomedicine from 2006-2014. She was subject Editor for Parasites and Vectors – an International tier 1 journal. In 2017, she received Malaysia’s Research star Award for outstanding national research in Tropical diseases from the Ministry of Higher Education and Elsevier.