David AB Dance, MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPath
Dr. Dance serves as Consultant Microbiologist for the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU), Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao PDR Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, and Public Health England. Dr. Dance currently works on bacterial infections of importance to public health in Laos. He has had a particular interest in all aspects of melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei infection) dating back to 1986 when he helped to initiate prospective studies of the disease in Ubon Ratchathani, north east Thailand, especially gaining a greater understanding of the global distribution of the disease and the environmental factors that underpin its distribution. Dr. Dance received his medical degree from the University of Bristol, UK and his MSc in clinical microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.