Kamil Braima

Molecular Scientist


PhD, Murdoch University, 2021; Master of Medical Science, University of Malaya, 2014; Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours, University of Malaya, 2011


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


Dr Kamil Braima is a Postdoctoral Molecular Scientist in the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies School of Health Research. His research involves molecular diagnostics and development, to examine zoonotic malaria transmission and other acute febrile illness pathogens. 

Dr Braima’s PhD focused on waterborne Cryptosporidium parasite resulting in important new knowledge on the molecular epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, and management of this globally important parasite around public swimming pools in Perth, Western Australia. 

He has several years of both local and international research and teaching experience, including volunteering with the COVID-19 Surge workforce in the Northern Territory. Dr Braima holds membership of the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) and Professional Membership as a Medical Scientist of the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS). 

  • Evaluating zoonotic malaria transmission between agricultural activities and agricultural and forestry land use in Indonesia (ZOOMAL)
  • Parasite and human genetic risk factors for emerging Plasmodium knowlesi (Pk) malaria 
  • The Malaysian Armed Forces cohort study (ZOMAC)