Profile

Simon L. Croft PhD FRSB

Role

Professor of Parasitology

Speciality

PK PD relationships / predictive models for drugs and vaccines / topical formulations

University/Institution

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Location

London, United Kingdom

Simon Croft is Professor of Parasitology in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has worked on the discovery and development of anti-infective drugs in academia, industry and public-private partnerships.Simon’s research has focussed on the R & D of novel drugs and formulations for the treatment of leishmaniasis, malaria, human African trypanosomiasis and Chagas disease, including projects on miltefosine, AmBisome and topical paromomycin, all of which reached clinical trials for the treatment of leishmaniasis. Current research interests include PK PD relationships, predictive models for drugs and vaccines, and topical formulations. He works extensively with industry and PDPs on Neglected Infectious Diseases and with a network of collaborators in disease endemic countries. From 2004 to 2007 Simon was the first R & D Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), Geneva and from 2008 to 2014 he was Dean of Faculty at the LSHTM.