Prof Daniel Paris
BRCCH Principal Investigator
Prof Dr med Daniel H Paris is the principal investigator of the DAVINCI project. He is a clinical doctor and has been Medical Director and Head of the Department of Medicine at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) since early 2017, becoming an associate professor in 2018.
Prof Paris and his team will be in charge of the clinical research activities within the scope of the DAVINCI project, including study coordination, data and sample specimen collection, performing reference comparator diagnostics, data management, analysis and device validation procedures.
Prof Paris graduated in human medicine from the University of Zürich in 1996 and pursued a career combining internal medicine and infectious or tropical diseases. He spent several years working in clinical research in Southeast Asia for the renowned University of Oxford as the 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 and became an associate professor at the University of Oxford in 2014. He has also been a visiting professor at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2015, where he continues to supervise students.
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 of diagnostic methods and research into rickettsial illnesses – bacterial infections – and typhoid-like diseases affecting rural populations in Asia and Africa.