Indra Vythilingam
Department of Parasitology, Universiti Malaya (UM).

Indra Vythilingam (PhD) is currently a Professor in the Department of Parasitology, Universiti Malaya (UM). She worked as a Principal Research Scientist, in Environmental Health Institute, Singapore prior to her appointment to UM. Indra has contributed vastly to the field of vector biology and control for the past 30 years when she worked in the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur. She incriminated the vectors of simian malaria in Malaysia and discovered new paradigm for dengue surveillance. She has published more than 160 articles in peer reviewed International and local journals. Indra has served as a WHO consultant on many occasions. She was awarded the Sandosham Gold medal in 2007 by the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine for her contribution towards parasitology and Tropical Medicine and Malaysia’s Star Research Award 2017, for outstanding national research in tropical diseases by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. She was the Editor of Journal Tropical Biomedicine from 2006-2014 and subject Editor for Parasites and Vectors from 2016-2020.