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Dr Barbara Nerima (PhD)

Project Manager of TrypanoGEN+
Project Based at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Barbara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry and Master of Science in Molecular biology, both from Makerere University, Uganda and a Doctorate in Science from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2009. Barbara started off her Career in 2002 as a Research Assistant and rose to the rank of Research Officer I in 2009 soon after her PhD. Read More >>>


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Harry Noyes

Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences
University of Liverpool

Harry Noyes is an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He completed his PhD on the Genetics of Leishmaniasis at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1996 and has worked on the genetics of the host response to African trypanosomes since 1999. First working on the genetics of cattle and mice infected with Trypanosoma congolense using microarrays for gene expression analysis and whole genome sequencing for discovery of potentially functional variants. Since 2015 he has been mentoring the scientists in the TrypanoGEN project in analysis of association studies for Human African Trypanosomiasis infections.

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Annah Kitibwa

Research Assistant at TrypanoGEN+
College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity Makerere University, Uganda

Annah Kitibwa is a Research Assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity at Makerere University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology in 2013 and has since then worked as a Project Technician for TrypanoGEN (2013 to 2018) and TrypanoGEN + (2018 up to date). She was previously involved in optimization studies for template preparation and laboratory evaluation of the LoopampTM Trypanosoma brucei Kit for detection of parasite DNA in host blood under FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics) Project (2012-2015). She has also been involved in training laboratory technicians from Uganda (west Nile), DRC, Angola, South Sudan and Congo Brazzaville (2014 up to date) in advanced techniques for diagnosis of Trypanosoma Brucei Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis still under FIND Project.


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Julius Mulindwa

Postdoctoral scientist on the TrypanoGEN+ project. Department of Biochemsitry, CONAS, Makerere University

Julius Mulindwa is a postdoctoral scientist on the TrypanoGEN+ project. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry and chemistry from Makerere University; an MSc in Molecular biology from Makerere University which focused on identification of diagnostic markers for Sleeping sickness; an MSc in Cell biology from Heidelberg University which focused on the characterisation of an RNA binding protein involved differentiation of Trypanosoma brucei; and a PhD in the Transcriptomics of Trypanosoma brucei parasites and hosts from Heidelberg University, Germany. He is a lecturer in the department of Biochemistry, College of Natural sciences, Makerere University. He was a post-doc bioinformatician on the TrypanoGEN project where he was involved in the population genetics analysis (structure, admixture, differentiation, signatures of selection and GWAS) of the sequenced population cohort. In the TrypanoGEN+ project, he is focusing on the host-parasite transcriptomics of the Human African Trypanosomiasis.

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Oscar Nyangiri

Postdoctoral researcher with the H3Africa TrypanoGEN+ project based in Makerere University, Uganda.

Oscar Nyangiri is a postdoctoral researcher with the H3Africa TrypanoGEN+ project based in Makerere University, Uganda. He has previously worked with the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kenya in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, where he attained his PhD on malaria genetic susceptibility from the Open University of the United Kingdom.  Since 2016, Oscar has been a post-doctoral fellow within TrypanoGEN, analysing human genome datasets at TrypanoGEN for copy number variation. Oscar's current research focus within TrypanoGEN+ projects is on human genetic susceptibility to Schistosomaisis infection outcomes.


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