Ghent University, Belgium (2014- to date), Free University of Brussels, Belgium (2011-2013), JKUAT (2004-2008), Kilifi Township Secondary School-2002
MSc - Molecular Biology, BSc - Medical Laboratory Sciences
Laboratory technician at Inernational Center for Reproductive Health (ICRH), Assistant-lecturer atTechnical University of Mombasa
PhD Scholar and Trutorial fellow
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kilifi
Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya
Favourite thing to do in my job: Detection of disease causing organisims.
Energetic, fun, and reasonable
I am a 34-year-old upcoming scientist from Kilifi, Kenya but currently in Ghent, Belgium. I like playing basketball, listening to music, watching soccer and movies.
I research on sexually transmitted infections, and I also teach at Pwani University
My work involves studying sexually transmitted infections, focusing on pregnant women. This involves detection of micro-organisms that are mainly transmitted through sex, analysing which sub-group of women are more affected and looking at how these micro-organisms differ from each other, how they interact with each other including bacteria that are normally on the human body. As a tutorial fellow at Pwani University, I teach courses on medical microbiology, epidemiology and microbial genetics.
My Typical Day
Reading, lab work, writting and teaching
As a scientist what I do in a day is determined by what stage I am in on my research work. Currently, I am analysing and writing reports/articles for laboratory work that I did earlier. So my typical day involves a lot of reading and writing and preparations for meetings and attending meetings.
As a tutorial fellow, I have to prepare for class, I go to class and teach if its that time of the year when students are doing exams I set and give exams to students and mark exam scripts.
What I'd do with the money
Reward the school with the most interesting science project
If I win this challenge, I will ask students from the participating schools to tell me about science project(s) that they are doing at there school. I will award all the money to the school with the project that I find to be most interesting.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Energetic, Fun, Reasonable
What was your favourite subject at school?
Bussines studies (Commerce)
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Chapati and Beans (Maharagwe ya nazi)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Tough question.....Dee jaying
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be healthy, happy and wealthy
Tell us a joke.
Teacher: How many goats can fit into a car? Student: Eight. Teacher: How many chickens can fit into the car? Student: None, the car is already full of goats