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Dr Enock Matovu (Lead PI)

Associate Professor
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Enock Matovu obtained his PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2001. He subsequently returned to the Livestock Research Institute and continued work as a Research Officer. In 2004, he moved to Makerere University and set up a vibrant research group, training graduates and post-doctoral levels. He has acquired considerable experience in Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), including surveillance, diagnostics, drug resistance and clinical trials. Read More >>>


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Dr Annette Macleod (Deputy Lead PI)

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Wellcome Senior Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK
Prof. Annette Macleod is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and a co-founder of TrypanoGEN. She wrote the original successful application for TrypanoGEN I, together with Enock Matovu, Christiane Hertz-Flower and Bruno Bucheton in 2012. Read More >>>

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Mathurin Koffi

Mathurin Koffi

Jean Lorougnon Guede University
Daloa, Ivory Coast

Jean Lorougnon Guede University, Daloa, Ivory Coast
Mathurin Koffi is currently an associate Professor at the Jean Lorougnon Guede University in Daloa, Côte d'Ivoire. He completed his PhD. at the University of Montpellier 2 in France in 2006. He was a Co-PI of the ongoing first phase of TrypanoGEN. He was also a Co-PI of a project funded by the German Research foundation together with collaborators from Berhard Nocht Institut of Tropical Medecine in Hamburg from 2010 to 2016. He has been a fellow of (European Foundations Initiative on African Resaerch on Neglected Trpical Diseases (EFINTD) since 2014. He has to his credit 38 publications including 10 as first author




Dr Christiane Hertz-Fowler

University of Liverpool, UK

Prof Christiane Hertz-Flower is a Professor of Pathogen Genomics and Director of the Centre for Genomic Research (CGR), a high throughput genomics facility that offers access to 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing platforms and computational analyses. Her primary research focus is on neglected tropical diseases, in particular trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis. Read More >>>

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Bruno Bucheton

Dr Bruno Bucheton

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
France and National Sleeping Sicknes Control Program, Guinea

Dr.  Bruno Bucheton is a research officer working at the French « Institut de Recherche pour le Développement” (IRD) since 2003 and since September 2013, He is based in Guinea, as a scientific technical advisor, at the HAT National Control Program, Ministry of Health. Read More >>>


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Gustave Simo

University of Dschang, Cameroon

Gustave Simo received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon and his Habilitation in 2015 from the “Université de Montpellier 2”in France. As PhD student of the Molecular Biology Laboratory of OCEAC, he received IRD graduate student awards. After his PhD, he was visiting Scientist at UMR177-IRD (Montpellier, France; 2003) and Bay Paul Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole (USA; 2004). Read More >>>



Ozlem Tastan Bishop

Rhodes University, Grahams town, South Africa

Prof. Ozlem Tastan Bishop received her BSc degree in Physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, and then moved to the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the same University for her MSc degree. She obtained her PhD from Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in 2003. While doing her PhD, she became interested in structural biology, and during her postdoctoral positions (Texas University, University of Western Cape and University of Pretoria) she gained experience in structural bioinformatics as well as structural biology. Read More >>>




Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi

National Institute for Biomedical Research, Kinshasa, DRC.

National Institute for Biomedical Research, Kinshasa, DRC.
Prof. Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi  is a Medical Doctor, Specialist in Medical Microbiology and obtained his PhD in Parasitology from University of Antwerp, Belgium. Currently, he is the  Head of Department of Parasitology at the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) since 2000 and Professor at School of Medicine at the University of Kinshasa since 2010. Read More >>>


Vincent Pius Alibu

Vincent Pius Alibu

CONAS, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Dr.  Pius Alibu obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in biochemistry from Makerere Univerisity (Uganda). Thereafter, he proceeded for a PhD in Molecular parasitology at The University of Heidelberg (Germany) where he studied mechanisms of drug resistance in Trypanosomes as well as development of RNAi technology in trypanosomes in the group of Prof. Christine Clayton. Read More >>>




Janelisa Musaya

College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Dr. Janelisa Musaya obtained her PhD in Immunoparasitology at the University of Malwi in 2016. She is presently Associate Director Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust clinical Research Programme and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine (COM). She joined COM in 2005 and has vast experience in undergraduate and postgraduate training. Her professional training is in parasitology and research ethics. Her research interests revolves around Neglected Tropical Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Her current research areas are firstly understanding transmission dynamics of Trypanosomiasis and Schistosomiasis where she is part of a four country TrypanoGen study looking at the susceptibility of host to trypanosome infection, second area is in the antibiotics resistance where she is part of a consortium on antimicrobial Stewardship and Conservancy in Africa and also the bacteria and Drug resistance group at MLW. She also has interest in removing the gender gap in science research.


Janelisa Musaya

Alison Elliott

Theme Leader for Endemic, Neglected
Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases Uganda Virus Research Institute

Prof. Alison Elliot was , in the 1980s, among the first to demonstrate the association between tuberculosis and HIV infection in Zambia, and effects of HIV on tuberculosis presentation and infectiousness. They demonstrated that the widely-recommended thiacetazone-based combination therapy for tuberculosis caused severe skin reactions in HIV co-infected people, contributing towards discontinuation of its use. It was hypothesised that tuberculosis-induced immune activation accelerates HIV progression and that adjuvant, immunosuppressive prednisolone therapy would be beneficial during co-infection. Read More >>>


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