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PhD student wins international prize

Emanuele Giorgi has become the European winner of the Young Statistician’s Showcase prize of the International Biometric Society’s world conference, winning a  $3000 prize for his research paper on malaria prevalence mapping aimed at fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Emanuele, who is doing a PhD in Statistics and Epidemiology at Lancaster University with supervisors Professor Peter Diggle and Dr. Anja Terlouw from MLW, has developed a new statistical method to improve malaria burden estimations from surveillance data. As part of his PhD he has spent several months in Malawi at MLW.