Dr Saber Dini is an Applied Mathematician working at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. His expertise centres around developing mathematical models to describe the behaviour of biological systems.
Saber’s current research entails investigating the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs using mathematical models that describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics underpinning drug-parasite interactions. In particular, he is working on examining the efficacy of alternative treatments for artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), which are increasingly losing their efficacy due to an emerging resistance of malaria parasites.
Within ACREME, Saber will continue to work on evaluating the efficacy of triple artemisinin-based combination therapies (TACTs), and using statistical modelling tools to identify the mortality and morbidity risk factors after malaria infection in Papua New Guinea.