Dr Benedikt Ley

Postdoctoral researcher

Qualifications:

PhD, University of Vienna, Austria, 2013; Master of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK, 2011; Master of Science, University of Vienna, Austria, 2007

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Ben joined the division of Global and Tropical Health in early 2014 to work on a number of malaria related projects with a special focus on field diagnostics.

After graduating from the University of Vienna, Ben has lived and worked in Africa, Asia and Europe, conducting a number of surveillance and intervention studies on infectious diseases. Ben is experienced in setting up laboratory based studies in remote settings and capacity building.

He last held a position as a post-doc at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
 

 

  • Improving the radical cure of P. vivax (IMPROV)
  • Optimising the radical cure of vivax malaria (OPRA)
  • Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Project (APMEN).
  1. Ley, B., Khatib, A.M., Thriemer, K., von Seidlein, L., Deen, J., Mukhopadyay, A., et al.. (2012). Evaluation of a rapid dipstick (Crystal VC) for the diagnosis of cholera in Zanzibar and a comparison with previous studies. PloS one, 7(5), e36930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036930
  2. Ley, B., Le Hello, S., Lunguya, O., Lejon, V., Muyembe, J.J., Weill, F.X., & Jacobs, J. (2014). Invasive Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium infections, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007-2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(4), 701-704. doi: 10.3201/eid2004.131488
  3. Ley, B., Mtove, G., Thriemer, K., Amos, B., von Seidlein, L., Hendriksen, I., et al. (2010). Evaluation of the Widal tube agglutination test for the diagnosis of typhoid fever among children admitted to a rural hdospital in Tanzania and a comparison with previous studies. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10, 180. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-180
  4. Ley, B., Thriemer, K., Ame, S.M., Mtove, G.M., von Seidlein, L., Amos, B., et al. (2011). Assessment and comparative analysis of a rapid diagnostic test (Tubex(R)) for the diagnosis of typhoid fever among hospitalized children in rural Tanzania. BMC Infectious Disease, 11, 147. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-147
  5. Ley, B., Wernsdorfer, G., Frank, C., Sirichaisinthop, J., Congpuong, K., & Wernsdorfer, W.H. (2008). Pharmacodynamic interaction between 4-aminoquinolines and retinol in Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Wien Klin Wochenschr, 120(19-20 Suppl 4), 74-79. doi: 10.1007/s00508-008-1079-1
  6. Thriemer, K., Ley, B., Ame, S.M., Puri, M.K., Hashim, R., Chang, N.Y., et al. (2012). Replacing paper data collection forms with electronic data entry in the field: findings from a study of community-acquired bloodstream infections in Pemba, Zanzibar. BMC Research Notes, 5, 113. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-113
  7. Thriemer, K., Ley, B., Ame, S.S., Deen, J.L., Pak, G.D., Chang, N.Y., et al. (2012). Clinical and epidemiological features of typhoid fever in Pemba, Zanzibar: assessment of the performance of the WHO case definitions. PLoS One, 7(12), e51823. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051823
  8. Thriemer, K., Ley, B., Ame, S., von Seidlein, L., Pak, G.D., Chang, N.Y., et al. (2012). The burden of invasive bacterial infections in Pemba, Zanzibar. PloS one, 7(2), e30350. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030350
  9. Thriemer, K., Ley, B.B., Ame, S.S., Deen, J.L., Pak, G.D., Chang, N.Y., et al. (2012). Clinical and epidemiological features of typhoid fever in Pemba, Zanzibar: assessment of the performance of the WHO case definitions. PloS one, 7(12), e51823. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051823
  10. Thriemer, K., Ley, B., Menten, J., Jacobs, J., & van den Ende, J. (2013). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the performance of two point of care typhoid fever tests, Tubex TF and Typhidot, in endemic countries. PLoS One, 8(12), e81263. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081263
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