Principal Investigators

Professor Gordon Awandare


West Africa Centre of Excellence for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens

University of Ghana

Professor Moses Chimbari

Dean of Research,

College of Health Sciences,

University of Kwazulu-Natal,

South Africa

Dr Samson Kinyanjui

Head of Training and Capacity Building,

KEMRI-WT Programme,

Kilifi, Kenya

Dr Ignatius Matsheka

Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation

Professor Keith Matthews

Professor of Parasite Biology,

Institute of Immunology and Infection Research,

University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Maowia Mukhtar

Bioscience Research Institute,

Ibn Sina University, Sudan

Professor Francisca Mutapi

Institute of Immunology and Infection Research,

University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Upendo Mwingira

Programme Manager,

Neglected Tropical Disease Control,

Ministry of Health,


Professor Takafira Mduluza


Centre for Immunology & Infection Research,

University of Zimbabwe

Professor Faith Osier

Group Leader, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany and

KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kenya

Professor Nthabi Phaladze

School of Nursing,

University of Botswana

Professor Andrew Rambaut

Professor of Molecular Evolution,

Institute of Evolutionary Biology,

University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Nadine Rujeni


College of Medicine and Health Sciences,

University of Rwanda

Professor Simbarashe Rusakaniko

Collge of Health Sciences,

Dept of Community Medicine,

University of Zimbabwe

Professor Elopy Sibanda


Asthma, Allery and Immunology Clinic,

and University of Zimbabwe

Professor James Smith

Vice Principal International and Professor of African and Development Studies,

School of Social and Political Science,

University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Charles Waiswa

Executive Director,

Coordinating Office for Control of Trypanosomiasis,


Professor Sue Welburn

Vice Principal Global Access and Professor of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology,

School of Biomedical Sciences

University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Mark Woolhouse

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology,

Centre for Immunity, Infection & Evolution and Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics,

University of Edinburgh, UK