Dr Daudi Jjingo PhD

Dr Daudi Jjingo PhD

SANTHE Senior Researcher
College of Computing & College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Daudi Jjingo is the Programme Director/PI for the Ugandan NIH H3Africa bioinformatics training programme (BRECA). He is a senior bioinformatics scientist and holds research interests both in the molecular epidemiology of TB and cancer epigenetics. Together with the NIH and Uganda’s Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), he is also actively involved in the development of a bioinformatics center of excellence in the country. His interest in strengthening continent-wide bioinformatics capacity makes him a natural affiliate of SANTHE. Jjingo earned his PhD in bioinformatics as a Fulbright Scholar in the US, having completed an MSc in bioinformatics at the University of Leeds in the UK and a BSc in biochemistry at Makerere University in Uganda. He later worked as a senior bioinformatics consultant at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta before returning to Uganda.