Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Krishna

Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine – St George’s University of London, England

Research interests: Affordable diagnostics and therapeutics, neglected diseases, malaria, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, pandemic, cancers

Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Krishna holds the Chair of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine at St. George’s University of London and is an infectious diseases physician at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. After a degree in natural sciences at Cambridge and a medical degree at Oxford, he studied clinical malaria in Thailand and completed a DPhil at Oxford on malaria parasite transport proteins as novel drug targets. His interests also extend to other neglected infectious diseases, including sleeping sickness and tuberculosis, focusing on several areas: identifying new drug targets, understanding mechanisms of drug resistance, and developing new treatments and diagnostics. 

Prof Krishna was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004 and received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2007. Prof. Krishna is a consultant to several international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Wellcome Trust and the Indian Ministry of Biotechnology. Prof Krishna has inaugurated a Centre for Affordable Diagnostics and Therapeutics ( to accelerate the delivery of diagnostics and therapeutics to disadvantaged populations.

With this experience, his networks, his expertise in pandemic diagnostics and his extensive experience in infectious diseases, he will contribute to PACE-UP’s activities.