Prof Daniel Paris
Prof Dr med Daniel H. Paris is a physician, clinical researcher and Head of the Department of Medicine at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) since 2017. In 2018 was appointed Associate Professor in tropical and travel medicine at the University of Basel, and acts as the Medical Director in the context of industry-related trials.
Prof Paris graduated in human medicine from the University of Zürich in 1996 and pursued a career combining internal medicine with infectious and tropical diseases. He spent 12 years working in clinical research in Southeast Asia for the University of Oxford as coordinator of clinical tropical medicine research focusing on tropical rickettsial illnesses, diagnostics, clinical trials and causes-of-fever studies. He completed his PhD in clinical tropical medicine in 2011 (Open University) and was appointed Associate Professor in 2014 (University of Oxford), and is a Visiting Professor in Thailand since 2015 (Mahidol University).
Prof Paris 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, the evaluation and development of diagnostic methods, as well as clinical trials and translational research for neglected tropical diseases affecting rural populations worldwide.
In the context of the BRCCH, he is the lead investigator of the DAVINCI project and the TOOLS4BU project.