September 14, 2021

The role of natural immunity in delaying of HIV progression from infection to AIDS/death among children in Uganda and Botswana

Samuel Kyobe is a medical doctor currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Medicine (Human Genetics) at Makerere University. His Ph.D. focuses on the role of molecules on […]
June 21, 2021

Understanding the genetics of the Measles and Measles-like diseases in the Ugandan population

Prossy Namuwulya has worked with the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) as a Molecular Biologist for close to 15 years. She is a PhD student at […]
May 13, 2021

Improving diagnosis of Pre-eclampsia among women in Uganda

Sheila Nabweyambo is a female laboratory scientist with a passion for laboratory diagnostics and investigations, currently enrolled for a PhD in Immunology and Molecular Biology at […]
April 28, 2021

The Internship Programme at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) offers internship placements to students at different stages in their careers and at both national and international levels. Over 1200 interns […]
April 19, 2021

HIV – associated tuberculous meningitis: finding better diagnosis and treatment

Fiona Cresswell is a medical doctor with a specialisation in HIV and sexual health and has been based in Uganda since 2016 working with the meningitis […]
March 12, 2021

Understanding the role of ticks in spreading the Crimean- Congo Heamorrhagic Fever (CCHF) Virus

I am Stella Atim, a third-year MUII-plus PhD student registered at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Makerere University, and I collaborate […]
February 20, 2021

Establishing school-going adolescent girls and boys as ‘Immunisation Ambassadors’

Dr. Akusa Patrice Mawa, the Principal Investigator of ‘The Vaccines and Leadership project (VaxLead) funded by IMPRINT (IMmmunising PRegnant women and INfants neTwork), is a medical […]
February 11, 2021

Women in Science – Featured Profile: Grace Nabakooza

Grace Nabakooza is a third-year MUII-Plus PhD research fellow at Makerere University and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). She is an emerging infectious disease researcher keen […]
February 11, 2021

Women in Science – Featured Profile: Prof. Annettee Nakimuli

Annettee Nakimuli is a leading maternal health researcher based in Uganda, focused primarily on investigating the aetiology, treatment, prevention and long term outcomes of pregnancy complications […]