Dr Paul Cliff Simon Divis

Dr Paul Cliff Simon Divis is the director of Malaria Research Centre at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

Area of Expertise: Population Genetics, Phylogenetics, Parasitology, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics

Brief biography

2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Parasitology & Ent. - London Sch of Hygiene&Trp Mdcn
2007 Master of Science in Molecular Parasitology - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
2001 Bachelor of Science in in Sains Bioperubatan - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Selected publications

  1. J. A., Khamisah Abdul K., D.S. M., A. M., Paul Cliff Simon D., Khatijah Y. and Balbir S. (2020). New vectors in northern Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, for the zoonotic malaria parasite, Plasmodium knowlesi. Parasites & Vectors, 13(472), 1-13.
  2. Raja, T.N., Hu, T.H., Kadir, K.A., Mohamad, D.S.A., Rosli, N., Wong, L.L., Hii, K-C, Divis, P.C.S. & Singh, B. (2020) Naturally acquired human Plasmodium cynomolgi and Plasmodium knowlesi infections, Malaysian Borneo. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26: 1801-1809.
  3. Hocking, S.E., Divis, P.C.S, Kadir, K.A., Singh, B. & Conway, D.J. (2020) Population genomic structure and recent evolution of Plasmodium knowlesi, Peninsular Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26: 1749-1758.
  4. Divis PC, Hu TH, Kadir KA, Mohammad D, Hii KC, Daneshvar C, Conway DJ, Singh B. Efficient Surveillance of Plasmodium knowlesi Genetic Subpopulations, Malaysian Borneo, 2000–2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020;26(7):1392-1398. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2607.190924
  5. Divis, P. C., Duffy, C. W., Kadir, K. A., Singh, B., & Conway, D. J. (2018). Genome-wide mosaicism in divergence between zoonotic malaria parasite subpopulations with separate sympatric transmission cycles. Molecular Ecology. 1-11. doi:10.1111/mec.14477


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