Ranitha Vongpromek is the Liaison Scientist in the IDDO Asia Regional Centre. In October 2014, she joined the WorldWide Antimalarial Research Network (WWARN), now part of the IDDO platform,. Her first roles included contributing to the 'Technical field evaluation of a prototype device for automated malaria microscopy' project and the implementation of LIMS. Ranitha completed an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is now a PhD candidate at Erasmus University in the Netherlands and is expected to obtain her doctoral degree in 2015. She has strong experiences in molecular laboratory techniques and in clinical data management and analysis.