Goris, M.G.A.

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Goris, M.G.A.

Goris, M.G.A.
Coordinator Leptospirosis Reference Centre
KIT Biomedical Research
Leptospirosis research and diagnosis
Phone: +31 (0)20 +31205665443
E-mailaddress: m.goris@kit.nl

Marga Goris MSc, joined KIT Biomedical Research after obtaining an MSc in Applied parasitology and medical entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and working as a staff member for Médécins sans Frontières-Holland in the Netherlands, Pakistan, Sudan and Kenya.

At KIT Biomedical Research she was first involved in the development of rapid tests for diagnosis of leptospirosis, brucellosis, typhoid and yellow fever. Since 2000 she is coordinator of the WHO Leptospirosis Reference Laboratory and as such has experience with setting up and implementing quality assurance systems, especially quality management according to CCKL, the Dutch Accreditation Board for Medical Laboratories (ISO 15189 based). Her research interest is in the pathogenesis of leptospirosis and she is currently preparing her PhD thesis. She also gives international courses on laboratory methods for leptospirosis (in Cuba, Indonesia and the Netherlands) and teaches EPIinfo and malaria diagnosis to MSc students.

She has been involved in short time consultancies to Southern and Northern Sudan and Ethiopia to set up and assess diagnostic facilities for tuberculosis and leishmaniasis.

Marga Goris has co-authored around 20 scientific publications.

Selected publications

  1. Wagenaar JF, Goris MGA, Sakundarno MS, Gasem MH, Mairuhu AT, de Kruif MD, Ten Cate H, Hartskeerl R, Brandjes DP, van Gorp EC. What role do coagulation disorders play in the pathogenesis of leptospirosis? Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Jan;12(1):111-22. Review.
  2. Chappel RJ, Goris MGA, Palmer MF, Hartskeerl RA. Impact of Proficiency Testing on Results of the Microscopic Agglutination Test for Diagnosis of Leptospirosis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2004. 42: 5484-5488.
  3. Meredith SE, Kroon NC, Sondorp E, Seaman J, Goris MGA, van Ingen CW, Oosting H,Schoone GJ, Terpstra WJ, Oskam L. Leish-KIT, a stable direct agglutination test based on freeze-dried antigen forserodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. J Clin Microbiol 1995 Jul;33(7):1742-1745.
  4. Bouma MJ, Goris MGA, Akhtar T, Khan N, Khan N, Kita E. Prevalence and clinical presentation of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenasedeficiency in Pakistani Pathan and Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan; implications for the use of primaquine in regional malaria control programmes. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 1995 Jan;89(1):62-64.
  5. Schorscher JA, Goris MGA. Incrimination of Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis as a vector of visceral leishmaniasis in western Upper Nile Province, southern Sudan. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 1992 Nov;86(6):622-623.
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Leptospirosis Reference Centre

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