Makerere University Lecturer Dr. Julius Mulindwa, Wins DFG Research Grant

Makerere University Lecturer Dr. Julius Mulindwa, Wins DFG Research Grant

Makerere University Lecturer Dr. Julius Mulindwa, from the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS),  together with colleagues; Prof. Nicolai Seigel at the University of Munchen, Germany, and Dr. Kevin Marucha at Kisii University, Kenya were recently awarded a research grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) amounting to 290,985 Euro.

Dr. Julius Mulindwa, Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University.

 Out of this, 179,735 Euro is for the research activities that will be conducted at the Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, CoNAS.

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The research study is about, “Understanding cell to cell heterogeneity in African trypanosome field isolates”.

The benefits of this study to Makerere University will include:

  1. Capacity building in trypanosome single cell transcriptomics. This technic can be further exploited in other fields of research including cancer biology and it will be a great breakthrough if it is established at CoNAS.
  2. Training of a Ugandan PhD student and MSc students.

Building research networks and fostering collaborative research between Makerere University, LMU, Germany and Kisii University, Kenya.  

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