Dr George Githinji
Postdoctoral research scientist
I hold a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and technology and a PhD from the Open University (UK) in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. During my PhD programme, I investigated the extent of sequence and epitope diversity from a short region of the PfEMP1 molecule that is associated with characteristic expression patterns in severe and non-severe malaria cases. Thereafter I joined the Virus Epidemiology and Control Group lead by Prof James Nokes as an early career postdoctoral fellow with funding support from IDeAL. At VEC group, I utilise computational approaches to study RSV virus diversity and transmission patterns during outbreaks. I am interested in virus epidemiology, transmission and evolution and in developing computational methods for processing large-scale genomic data and exploring biological sequence diversity.
Githinji G. et al, (2021), Nature communications, 12
Waweru JW. et al, (2021)
Agoti C. et al, (2021)
Nyamwaya DK. et al, (2021), BMC infectious diseases, 21
Nowicki S. et al, (2021), PLOS ONE, 16, e0245910 - e0245910