What is your current role? Tell us a bit about yourresearch

I am an academician and an early career researcher from Sokoine University of Agriculture. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences and a Masters of Philosophy (Molecular Virology) both from Sokoine University of Agriculture. 

Currently I am studying the molecular epidemiology of viral diseases affecting the pig population and fish for improvement of livelihoods and nutritional security of small-scale farmers and fishing communities in Tanzania. I am also engaged in using the nature-based solutions in solving environment challenges with the UNESCO Chair of Ecohydrology and Transboundary Water Management.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am interested in helping the community through science communication. The knowledge and skills that one gains from the academic and/or research grounds should be able to tackle community’s challenges for global development. However, due to a number of reasons, communication and publishing of articles in particular is not easy for early career researchers in least developed countries. It is highly due to this reason that I am fascinated about science communication.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

My passion for science communication motivated me to apply for ASAPbio Fellowship. Becoming the ASAPbio Fellow will help me to develop skills on how to communicate the science and preprints reviews. The fellowship will also help me to network with other global scientists with the same interest and have collaborations. 

Ask me about.. 

Molecular epidemiology for viral epidemics control – I believe I will be able to share my views on preprints review on the subject.

I am passionate about young people and women in least developed countries. In my ample time, I participate in engagements that empower and promotes the use of resources for sustainable self-development and national growth.

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