Adrian Luty
IRD, Research Director
Team member
WP3 member
Dr Adrian Luty has conducted research on the immunology of malaria due to P. falciparum for the last 30 years, with a particular focus on pregnancy-associated malaria. He has a wealth of experience of living and working in sub-Saharan African settings, beginning with his postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge during which he was seconded to work on a project on onchocerciasis in Sierra Leone. Afterwards, he spent 5 years in Gabon, where he started his work on malaria. He conducted the Gabonese connection when moving back to Europe to a Working Group Leader position in Tübingen, Germany. He then moved to a Senior Research Fellow position in Nijmegen, The Netherlands where he conducted and managed numerous projects in various locations including Tanzania and Indonesia. In 2011 he was recruited by IRD, joining the MERIT research group based in Paris. Since 2013, he has been based on secondment at MERIT’s field base in Benin that was established in 2005. He has overall supervisory responsibility for the research laboratories that operate in a close collaborative partnership with MERIT’s Beninese partners. The funding base for his research over the years has been primarily from the European Union, but he has also been a partner on major projects funded by NIH, BMGF as well as by a number of national grant-giving bodies in Germany, The Netherlands and France. His most recent funding is from BMGF for the DeWorm3 project running in Benin, India and Malawi.