Areas of focus to synergise with ongoing activities include: molecular approaches to better understand the factors that determine the virulence of diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and biological factors that make arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes and Tsetse flies efficient transmitters of diseases and the mechanism underlying human susceptibility to diseases including genetic traits and immunity. This will facilitate the identification of potential targets for drugs, vaccines, insecticides and other biological interventions.

Project

S. No. Project title Principal Investigator(s)/Lead Scientist(s) Affiliation Source of funding/Support Thematic Area
1 Recombinant PHISTb antigens, PF3D7_1477500 and PF3D7_1252800 as targets of naturally acquired immunity against malaria infection Dr Martin Rono KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Health Sciences
2 Host preference of Glossina austeni and genetic diversity of trypanosomes infections and microbiomes along the Kenyan coast Dr David Mburu Mr. Erick Serem Pwani University Pwani University Research Fund & Self Sponsorship Health Sciences