Prof Daniel Paris
BRCCH Principal Investigator
Prof Dr med Dr phil Daniel H Paris is the Principal Investigator in the DAVINCI project. He is a physician and clinical researcher with a strong focus on translational research.
He is Medical Director and Head of the Department of Medicine at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel, where he holds the Professorship for Tropical and Travel Medicine.
Prof Paris graduated in Human Medicine at the University of Zürich in 1996, and pursued a career combining Internal Medicine and Infectious / Tropical Diseases. He spent 12 years working in clinical research for the renowned University of Oxford in Southeast Asia.
He completed his PhD in clinical tropical medicine in 2011, focusing on tropical rickettsial illnesses and was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Oxford in 2014. He holds a visiting Professorship at Mahidol University in Bangkok since 2015, where he continues to supervise PhD students. His research interests are focusing increasingly on diagnostics, clinical trials and causes-of-fever studies.
Prof Paris heads the Department of Medicine at the Swiss TPH since 2017 and received his Professorship at the University of Basel in 2018. He is considered an internationally recognized expert and researcher in the field of tropical and travel medicine. His areas of interest include the causes of endemic febrile diseases, development/evaluation of diagnostic methods and clinical research in (tropical) rickettsial illnesses and typhus-like illnesses affecting rural populations in Asia and Africa.