AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships – 2019

The purpose of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international/regional/national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships.

See the corresponding call for proposals

Call identifier: TMA2019PF

Fellow: Dr Francis Zeukeng
Developing advanced genomics and bioinformatics skills and application to uncover route of transmission of Buruli ulcer in Africa

Université de Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Host organisation: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Ghana
Starting date: 01 October 2020
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 63,825
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2693

Fellow: Dr Gyaviira Nkurunungi
How does exposure to helminths alter vaccine responses: employing cytometry by time-of-flight (CyToF) technology for high-resolution immunophenotyping of cellular pathways underpinning helminth-induced immunomodulation

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda
Host organisation: Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 69,956
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2707

Fellow: Dr Salou Diallo

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST) – Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS), Ouagadoudou, Burkina Faso
Host organisation: Amsterdam University Medical Centres, Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology – Experimental Parasitology Unit
Starting date: 01 August 2021
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 70,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2739

Fellow: Dr Mary Oboh
Patho-immunological modulatory effect of the human gut microbiome in children with severe P. falciparum infections from Cross River, Southern Nigeria

Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine London, United Kingdom
Host organisation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Starting date: 01 December 2020
Duration: 08 months
Grant amount: EUR 69,835
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2773

Fellow: Dr Debora Ch. Kajeguka
Use of an Aedes salivary biomarker to assess arboviral disease transmission risk in northern Tanzania

Tumaini University – Kilimanjaro Christin Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania
Host organisation: Centre for Global Health, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Starting date: 01 February 2021
Duration: 12 months
Grant amount: EUR 68,537
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2694

Fellow: Dr Sebastien Kenmoe
Viral acute respiratory infections in Africa

Centre Pasteur du Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon
Host organisation: Centre for Global Health, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Starting date: 01 April 2021
Duration: 09 months
Grant amount: EUR 69,688
Grant agreement: TMA2019PF-2705