Dr. Felix Bongomin a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine Gulu University has been ranked a top aspergillosis expert in Africa.
According to the latest medical experts ranking website, Experts Scape which publishes names of top experts after 10 years ranked best in Africa after publishing 46 articles on fungal diseases.
Aspergillosis is a disease caused by Aspergillus, a common mold (a type of fungus) that lives indoors and outdoors. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without getting sick.
Dr. Bongomin Joined Gulu University in October 2018 after working as a research associate at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has published over 45 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including clinical infectious diseases and book chapters in the areas of fungal diseases.
Dr. Felix While speaking about this milestone, he described the recognition as a huge stride and breakthrough to refocus more clinical research and attention to fungal diseases among poor communities that for long have been neglected by medical experts compared to virus diseases like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis among others.
Gulu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Openjuru George Ladaah also weighed in to congratulate the young scholar with emphasis that all academic staff should work hard as a standard in publishing academic articles in order to get international academic recognitions.
“Congratulations to Dr. Felix Bongomin for the great work, this is the path all staff must trek because it improves both their profiles and that of the University.” Prof. Openjuru said.