AKETCH Vincent Nyangwara
Vincent Aketch Nyangwara, graduated with Bsc.in Microbiology from Kenyatta University. He has interest in medical microbiology, having carried out the following research: Microorganisms associated with spoilage of fresh vegetables in Kenyan markets and bacteria associated with urinary tract infections both at undergraduate and student intern respectively. Vincent also served as founder and president of Kenyatta University Microbiology Club.
WESONGA Rissy Makokha
Rissy Makhoka Wesonga, graduated top of her class at South Eastern Kenya University, with a Bachelors Degree of Science (First Class Honor’s) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her undergraduate thesis was titled “Comparing the density, resistance status and sporozoite rates of major malaria vectors of western Kenya”, culminated in a journal article in progress. The pursuit of knowledge and excellence has always been her mission. She is currently a member of Journal Club under Eider Africa, which gives researchers a voice through research peer mentorship. Rissy hopes to be a key player in the field of personalized medicine as she understands the critical role of the field in reducing the burden of genetic disorders in Africa.
AFOLABI Boluwatife Lawrence
Afolabi Boluwatife Lawrence is a skilled scientific researcher focused on the genomics of infectious and neoplastic diseases. He graduated from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria, with a Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry. His intriguing attitude towards Biomedicine won him an award of the best student in Genetic engineering and Molecular Biology in his final year as an undergraduate student. He worked at the molecular laboratory at National Agricultural Seeds Council Nigeria. In 2019 he served at Landmark University for a year, assigned to the Department of Biochemistry as a graduate assistant and was attached to a professor of Medical Biochemistry immediately after his service year. During this period, he has gained requisite knowledge in scientific research cutting across biological, chemical, and life sciences areas.
MAPIRA Nyasha Lorraine
Nyasha Lorraine Mapira, graduated with a Bachelor of Technology Honors degree in Biotechnology at the Harare Institute of Technology in the year 2019. She developed an anti-candida vaginal cream during her undergraduate second year, a project which the then SANBIO student’s ambassador presented Nyasha’s project at a Slush Competition in Finland. Nyasha was one of the regional finalists at the FEMBIOBIZ acceleration program competition 2019 where she presented her vitamin – A enriched beverage which enabled her to exhibit her product at the Good Food Festival as well as major virtual platforms the likes of SANBIO and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. She has worked with organizations such as the Central Veterinary Laboratory, National Biotechnology Authority.
HIDJO Mahougnon Marie Madeleine
Mahougnon Marie Madeleine HIDJO, is a young researcher in Biomedical Sciences who holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical analysis from the Polytechnic of Abomey-Calavi, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC, Benin). She has over two years of clinical laboratory experience and research in infectious diseases, communicable and non-communicable. Active member of the Research unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances (URMAPha) at the University of Abomey-Calavi since 2018, member of the research team of the Anti-Microbial Resistance In West Africa project (AMRIWA) in Benin: Marie is also a member of the American Society of Microbiology ASM ID: 200142268. Her fields of research interest are Microbiology (Antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases), Genomics, Pharmacology, Biosafety and Public Health. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marie_Hidjo/publications) published in international indexed journals and impact factor.
MBAVHA Bianza Tinotenda
Bianza Tinotenda Mbavha, is a junior scientist, under the genomic medicine department at AiBST. She holds a BSc Hons Degree in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University of Technology. She has research interests in genotyping genes associated with drug safety and efficacy, an important step towards precision medicine, to help discover innovative healthcare solutions in Zimbabwe.
NKADUDA Neema Hadara
Neema Hadara Nkaduda graduated with a Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in Biological Sciences at Meru University of Science and Technology Kenya in 2016.She later managed to secure another chance with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in her home country – Kenya, as an intern where she gained a variety of skills in medical research. The experience she gained at the Institute, confirmed her passion to venture more in the medical research world. She also worked as a Lab Technologist intern at the University of Nairobi (Chiromo Campus) where she would assist students in their practicals thorough the help of a Senior Technologist.
JAYEOBA Ifeoluwa Glory
Ifeoluwa Glory Jayeoba is an aspiring researcher who developed keen interest in precision medicine whilst studying in the university. She is an enthusiastic learner and is very passionate about discovering new ideas. She is a graduate of Bowen University Iwo, Osun State in Nigeria with a B.Sc. in Zoology. She has worked as an intern in a molecular laboratory at the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) as well as a Lab technologist in a zoological laboratory at Federal University of Lafia in Nigeria
Pageneck Chikondowa, graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a B.Sc. Hons degree in Medical Laboratory Science in 2019. He is registered with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe ((MLCSCZ) as a general medical laboratory scientist. Pageneck is a prospective genomic research scientist, whose interests are discovering and utilizing scientific technologies and advancements in genomics and bioinformatics to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of patients.