Impact of HBV genotype A and D on MHC binding. A population-based cohort study

The immune system depends on its Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) genes to be primed to work against the invading pathogens.


Wonderful Tatenda Choga is a recipient of Merck-UNESCO Researchers Award. The Merck Foundation is a German philanthropic organisation that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology.


Ephraim Chikwanda holds a Master of Science in Pathology (Haematology) and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, obtained from the University of Zambia.

HIV acute infection detection among high risk negative women and HIV drug resistance among infected women on ARV treatment in Kigali

Alida Ngwije is working on a cohort of female sex workers (FSW) recruited from Kigali city by the Project San Francisco (PSF) in Rwanda.

Optimisation of diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers and clients with STIs in Kigali, Rwanda

The main objective of Esperance Murebwayire's study is to evaluate the performance of syndromic diagnosis of STIs in comparison with laboratory-confirmed STIs in groups at high risk for HIV acquisi


Esperance Murebwayire graduated in 2014 with an Msc in Medical Microbiology at University of Nairobi, Nairobi in Kenya.


Alida Ngwije has her Master's degree  in International Public Health from the University of Sydney,  Australia. She is currently studying HIV drug resistance among female sex workers at Project San Francisco In Rwanda.


Towela Mfune holds  a Master of Science degree in Infectious Diseases, obtained at the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Mapping immune responses in a cohort of viremic controllers in Hiv-1 subtype c infection

Smithers’ project looks at the persistence of pathogens and evasion of host immune responses.

High Morbidity and Mortality in HIV-1 Exposed Uninfected (HEU) Infants: The Role of Cytomegalovirus Infection

Moraka’s current study is a retrospective cohort study of HIV-exposed uninfected infants and their mothers which involves evaluating the effects of HIV/CMV exposure on infant adverse neurodevelopme