Lorenz von Seidlein is professor at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He attended medical school in Dublin, Ireland, and completed a pediatric residency in Miami, an Infectious Disease Fellowship at UCLA, and a PhD in epidemiology from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Between 1995 and 2000, he worked in The Gambia on the evaluation of antimalarial drugs in Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2000 through 2006, he managed wide-scale vaccine evaluation projects in Mozambique and Zanzibar on behalf of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea.
Since 2014, he has worked on malaria elimination, including the evaluation of malaria vaccine candidates at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand, and has coordinated a trial of the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 in Tanzania. Since May 2020, Lorenz has been collaborating with Chinese colleagues on the evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and is currently assessing the impact of housing improvements on health in Tanzania.