Biography - Professor Sanjeev Krishna

Professor Sanjeev Krishna

sanjeev krishna profile pictureName: Professor Sanjeev Krishna
Position: Professor of molecular parasitology and medicine
Clinical role: Consultant

Tel: +44(0)208 725 5836


Malaria, sleeping sickness, diagnostics, tuberculosis, pharmacokinetics


Professor Sanjeev Krishna is a professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St George’s, University of London. In 2007 he was awarded an ScD by University of Cambridge and in 1994 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust senior clinical fellowship at St George’s.

Professor Krishna read Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge and completed a medical degree at University of Oxford in 1982.

He began clinical studies on malaria at the Wellcome Trust Unit in Thailand as a medical student and continued with laboratory studies while working towards a DPhil at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford.

As well as Professor Krishna’s personal chair he is also a consultant physician in infectious diseases and chairs the Technical Advisory Group for sleeping sickness for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). He sits on a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance selection panel and on the editorial boards of several journals including PLoS Medicine. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.