Tracking tsetse: applying landscape genetic approaches to guide strategies for eliminating human African trypanosomiasis


  • Allan Muhwezi

    Makerere University

Project summary

Allan is interested in molecular genetics approaches and how these can be used in public health systems to control the burden of tropical diseases. He will investigate tsetse population dynamics in human African trypanosomiasis foci in north-western Uganda, undertaking ecological and molecular genetic studies to better understand factors that impel disease transmission. This will facilitate a rational design of optimal control strategies. Allan will be mentored and supervised by Professor Stephen Torr (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), Associate Professor Enock Matovu (Makerere University) and Professor Martin Donnelly (Liverpool School and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute).

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.