About the Project:

The project titled “Use of an Aedes Salivary Biomarker to Assess Arboviral Disease Transmission Risk and Efficacy of Vector Control in North-Eastern Tanzania” will be conducted by a research fellow and lecturer at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College Dr. Debora C. Kajeguka (Ph.D.).

The study is supported by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership2 (EDCTP2) and intends to provide training on:

  1. How to design Antigens: Aedes N-term-34kDa salivary peptide (What makes a good antigen), and
  2. How to use Immune-proteomic approaches and techniques such as 2D electrophoresis and Immunoblotting to study protein (antigen) structure and properties. Data will be collected in the Tanga region and analyzed at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) and part of the training will take place at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) – Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Duration of the project:

The project will run for 12 months starting February 2021.