Vincent Pius Alibu
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry & Sports Science, College of Natural Siences, Makerere University, P.O. BOX 7062, KAMPALA
Dr. Alibu has PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Heidelberg (Germany, 2004), working with Prof. Christine Clayton on drug resistance mechanisms in trypanosomes. He then proceeded for postdoctoral training at the University of Glasgow (UK, 2005-2008) working with Prof. Mike Barrett on identification, biochemical and genetic validation of novel drug targets in trypanosomes. Later he joined the University of Aberdeen (UK, 2008-2010) working with Dr. Jeremy Sternberg on human immune responses to infection with human African trypanosomes. He returned home to Makerere University as a post-doctoral fellow under the Wellcome Trust funded Afrique One Consortium working with Ass. Prof. Enock Matovu on immune responses to trypanosome infections in both cattle and humans in Uganda using a OneHealth approach. He is a Senior Lecturer of Biochemistry at Makerere University, a Co-PI of TrypanoGEN+ and coordinate Public and Policy Engagement activities of AfriquOne ASPIRE for East Africa. I am a member of the H3Africa Ethics and Community Engagement Committee. He does both basic and applied science research.
Research interest: ethics and social aspects of human participation in science research and translation of research findings to policy and practice.