Deus Ishengoma

Parasito Deputy- Secretary to external relations Tanzania
Grade: PhD
Position: Principal research scientist and acting centre director
Institution: National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
Tanga Centre, Tanzania
Research interest: 

Research interest in line with PDNA/DELGEME program:

Deus’ research focuses on genomic basis of susceptibility/resistance to malaria and genomic epidemiology of malaria and other infectious pathogens. He also works on medical laboratories and diagnostic capacity for common infectious pathogens and other diseases in low income communities.

Research conducted:

Research activities conducted in your Institute in line with PDNA/DELGEME program:

Deus has been involved in studies of molecular epidemiology and diseases surveillance and building both field sites and laboratory capacity for his research. He is currently involved in implementing clinical trials testing different antimalarials, and studies of antimalarial drug resistance, genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmodium falciparum.