PhD

Dysregulation of the neutrophil response in human pulmonary Tuberculosis

Ahmed’s project focuses on dissecting the host-pathogen interactions in TB with an emphasis on the cell biology of immune cells called phagocytes . These versatile immune cells are the primary host...
PhD

Mohamed Ahmed is a graduate from the Vrije Universiteit (VU) University of Amsterdam with both a Bachelors and Masters in Medical Biology.

The effect of viral fitness on disease progression and immune activation among subtypes A,D and A/D acutely infected Ugandans

Kapaata is interested in HIV cure from the aspect of understanding the replicative fitness of the transmitted/founder virus during the acute phase of HIV-1 infection. The transmitted/founder virus is...
PhD

Anne Kapaata has always been interested in saving lives through science. Motivated by a father who was a laboratory scientist, she did her BSc in Biomedical Laboratory technology and later advanced with a Master of Science in biomedical laboratory science and management.

Understanding and Intervening Against HIV-associated Tuberculosis

This study will evaluate already identified markers of TB disease progression and also identify new markers of TB disease progression from latent to active TB in HIV co-infected patients on cART in...

Multivariate analysis of Longitudinal Data in the Presence of Non-Ignorable Missing Values

HIV and AIDS remain a challenge globally, regionally and locally. As a result, we see a number of interventions like voluntary testing and counselling, safe male circumcision, prevention of mother to...

Virological, Immunological and Clinical responses to a Dolutegravir based first line combination Antiretroviral Therapy regimen in ART naïve HIV-1 C infected patients in Botswana enrolled in the “Test and Treat all” programme

The Botswana government has recently introduced Dolutegravir to be used as the first line “backbone” anti-retroviral drug in the treatment of HIV infection in a national HIV treatment programme...

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in Botswana: Association with HIV-1 Subtype C Infection

In this project Thami is computationally surveying human genome sequences of HIV negative and positive Batswana to catalogue genetic variations in the Botswana population. This project also aims to...

Evaluating the role of early HIV-specific T and B cell interactions in predetermining downstream antibody function.

A small proportion of HIV-1 infected persons develop broadly neutralising antibodies (bNABs) after years of infection. In contrast, antibodies able to mediate effector functions through innate immune...

A Novel Screening Programme to Detect Acute and Prevalent HIV: Tambua Mapema Plus

This project will assess the impact of an HIV screening, partner notification, and immediate ART intervention in 1,500 adult patients aged 18-39 years who seek care for urgent symptoms at primary...

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