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Laboratory Capacity Building in Asia for Infectious Disease Research: Experiences from the South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN)

  • Heiman F. L. Wertheim mail,

    heiman.wertheim@gmail.com

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Pilaipan Puthavathana,

    Affiliation: Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Department of Microbiology, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Ngoc My Nghiem,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • H. Rogier van Doorn,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Trung Vu Nguyen,

    Affiliation: National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Hung Viet Pham,

    Affiliation: National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Decy Subekti,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN) Coordinating Center, Eijkman Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Syahrial Harun,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Suhud Malik,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Janet Robinson,

    Affiliation: Family Health International, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Motiur Rahman,

    Affiliation: Family Health International, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Walter Taylor,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Niklas Lindegardh,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Steve Wignall,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN) Coordinating Center, Eijkman Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Jeremy J. Farrar,

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Menno D. de Jong

    Affiliations: South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: April 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000231
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Ngoc My Nghiem, H. Rogier van Doorn, Decy Subekti, Walter Taylor, Niklas Lindegardh, Steve Wignall, Jeremy J. Farrar, Menno D. de Jong
South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network
Heiman F. L. Wertheim
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam
Heiman F. L. Wertheim, H. Rogier van Doorn, Walter Taylor, Niklas Lindegardh, Jeremy J. Farrar
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Pilaipan Puthavathana
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Department of Microbiology, Bangkok, Thailand
Ngoc My Nghiem, H. Rogier van Doorn, Jeremy J. Farrar, Menno D. de Jong
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Trung Vu Nguyen
National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hung Viet Pham
National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Vietnam
Decy Subekti, Steve Wignall
South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN) Coordinating Center, Eijkman Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia
Syahrial Harun, Suhud Malik
National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
Janet Robinson, Motiur Rahman
Family Health International, Bangkok, Thailand
Walter Taylor, Niklas Lindegardh
Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Menno D. de Jong
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: heiman.wertheim@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HFLW PP HRvD NMN TVN HPV DS SH SM JR MR WT NL SW JJF MDdJ. Wrote the first draft of the paper: HFLW PP SH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HFLW HRvD NMN TVN HPV DS SM JR MR WT NL SW JJF MDdJ.