Chris Delgado Ratto

Research assistant

Education

Sep 2012 – up to date Universiteit Antwerpen PhD in Biomedical Sciences (ongoing) Antwerp, Belgium
Sep 2016 - up to date Universiteit Antwerpen MSc. in Epidemiology (ongoing) Antwerp, Belgium
Sep 2008 – Sep 2010 Vrije Universiteit Brussel MSc. in Molecular Biology Brussels, Belgium
Jan 2006 – Dec 2007 Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal Licentiate in Biology Lima, Peru
Mar 2001 – Dec 2005 Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal Bachelor in Biology. Lima, Peru

Awards & Grants

Jan 2018 - Dec 2021

Grant VLIR-UOS: Joint efforts for the Elimination of Malaria in the Peruvian Amazon. Collaborative project UAntwerp (Belgium), Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru). 

https://www.vliruos.be/en/projects/project/22?pid=3824

Mar 2016 - Dec 2017

Joint project to strength research skills on molecular epidemiology and to uncover malaria transmission features relevant for its control in the Peruvian Amazon. Collaborative project UAntwerp (Belgium), Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru). 

https://www.vliruos.be/en/projects/project/22?pid=3212

Feb 2016

Scholarship: Travel Grant awarded as invited speaker by the International Conference Molecular approaches to Malaria held in Lorne, Australia

Jul 2015

Scholarship: International mobility grant awarded by FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen, Belgian governmental institution) to attend the “Workshop on Molecular Evolution” to be held in Woods Hole, MA, USA.

May 2015

Scholarship: Travel grant as invited speaker awarded by the 5th International Conference of Research on Plasmodium vivax Malaria held in Bali, Indonesia (19-22 May, 2015).

Dec 2012

Award: Poster prize awarded at the Colloquium “Pathogens’ Survival Strategies”, Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. Belgium, 2012

Mar 2010

Award: Nominee for the Prize of Belgian Development Cooperation 2010 “Biodiversity and environment for improved livelihoods”, Tervuren, Belgium. http://www.devcoprize.africamuseum.be/es/node/737

Oct 2008

Scholarship: VLIR-OUS full-scholarship for Master in the Free University of Brussels (Belgium)

Aug 2007

Award: Best Poster Award given by American Society for Microbiology. II Latin American Student Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology and III Peruvian Student Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology. Ica, Peru.  Bendezu J, Delgado C, D’Alessandro U, Gamboa D. Mutations of the multidrug resistance gene of Plasmodium falciparum under an ARTEKIN®-based therapy.

Aug 2007

Award: Award to the best basic investigation in Microbiology given by Laboratory of Mycology and Biotechnology-Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. II Latin American Student Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology and III Peruvian Student Congress on Microbiology and Parasitology. Ica, Peru.  Delgado C, Gamboa D, Torres K, Grande T, Llanos A, Carcamo C, D’Alessandro U. High diversity and low complexity of infection of Plasmodium falciparum in the Peruvian Amazon.

Sep 2006

Award: Best Oral Presentation Award given by Universidad Nacional San Cristobal de Huamanga. VII National Student Meeting of Biology. Ayacucho, Peru.  Delgado C, Neyra V, Torres K, Grande T, Llanos A, D’Alessandro U, Gamboa D. Molecular genotyping to determine recrudescence or new infection in the treatment of non-complicated malaria falciparum in Iquitos, Peru.

Teaching experience

Oct 2014–up to date Lecturer at the yearly organised course at UAntwerp: Introduction to the use of statistical packages (SPSS and Stata). International 6-week course Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative research. Global Health Insitute. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium. 

July-August 2017 Lecturer at the 3-week local course EBQ (Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative Research methods held at Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos-PERU and organised by UAntwerp, UPCH and UNAP.

October 2016 Lecturer at EPONGE workshop 2016 ('Epidemioloy meets Population GEnetics') held at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima-Peru and organised by UAntwerp, UPCH and UNAP.

May 2016  Invited lecturer: Short Course Applied Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious diseases. Institute of Tropical Medicine. Antwerp, Belgium.Aug 2014 Invited lecturer: Teaching "Introduction to population genetics" at the Workshop "Basics on Population Genetics" organized by the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) and held at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.

Dec 2013 Invited lecturer: ”Latin-American training workshop on molecular epidemiology applied to infectious diseases”. The workshop was organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru

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Scientific Events (teaching & organiser)