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Team

JAMES TUJU
Postdoc

KENYA

To make vaccines and understand how they might work, we need to synthesize the parasite’s proteins in the laboratory. 

This is my job.

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KARAMOKE NIARE
PhD Student

MALI

Many parasite proteins that we consider important for vaccines occur in multiple forms and can keep changing over time. My PhD project focuses on understanding how human antibodies outwit these moving targets and clear infections

ANNE KINYUA
Postdoc
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KEN MWAI
PhD Student
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KENYA

I am a biostatistician. Searching for the parasite proteins that could make good vaccine candidates is like looking for a needle in a haystack.  My PhD explores the use of different mathematical tools to find the needle.

AKUA BOTWE
PhD Student
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GHANA

Some malaria infections lead to clinical symptoms whilst others do not.  My PhD project seeks to find out whether antibodies against parasite proteins have a role to play in this.

PATIENCE KIYUKA
PhD Student

KENYA

My PhD project seeks to identify the proteins the parasite uses as camouflage, protecting itself from destruction.  Such proteins would make great vaccine candidates.

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LYDIA NYAMAKO
Research Officer
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ROKHAYA SANE
PhD Student

SENEGAL

In my project, I will focus on a group of individuals that have been monitored over several years to understand how their antibody responses against important parasite proteins develop or mature over time.

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RODNEY OGWANG
PhD Student
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RINTER KIMATHI
Research Officer

KENYA

I support multiple projects and have worked extensively on processing data from KILChip

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EMILY CHEPSAT
Research Officer
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DOREEN MUTEMI
Research Officer
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LILIAN WALALA
Master Student
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Alumni

GATHONI KAMUYU
Postdoc
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KENYA

During my PhD project I discovered new proteins from the malaria parasite that might be good for malaria vaccines. I am exploring their vaccination potential in more detail during my Postdoc.

LINDA MURUNGI
Postdoc

KENYA

I am working to understand how antibodies actually kill parasites

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NELSON KIBINGE
Postdoc

KENYA

I am working to understand long-term protection against malaria and how it can be achieved

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DANIEL KIBOI
Postdoc

KENYA

My study compares parasite proteins from malaria infections that resulted in illness with those that did not

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TIM CHEGE
Assistant Research Officer

KENYA

I provide support to multiple projects, from protein expression to programming the microarray printer for runs

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FAITH MARURA
Master Student
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