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Prof. Eligius Francis Lyamuya

Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology :


Prof. Eligius Lyamuya is a registered Medical Doctor in Tanzania since 1988 and an academic member of staff (currently a Professor) of Microbiology and Immunology at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). Prof. Lyamuya completed his MD and MMed (Microbiology and Immunology) at the University of Dar es Salaam in 1985 and 1991, respectively, and a PhD in Infectious Disease Control from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000.

He is a Fellow of the Tanzania Academy of Sciences (FTAAS) since 2013, Fellow of the College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (FCPath ECSA) since 2014, and a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute since 2015.

He has served in various administrative positions at MUHAS including Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research in the School of Medicine, Director of Research and Publications, and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic, Research and Consultancy affairs. He is currently an Editorial Consultant, Ethiopian Journal of Health Development; Editorial Advisory Board member, Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Tanzania Medical Journal and Dar es Salaam Students Medical Journal; and International Reviewer, Egyptian Journal of Immunology. He is the Chairman, Microbiological specifications for food Technical Committee (AFDC 8), Tanzania Bureau of Standards and Chairman, Tanzania National Task Force for Containment of Wild Poliovirus, since 2003.

Prof. Lyamuya is an active researcher, his research interests being largely in the area of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; Molecular Epidemiology of bacterial pathogens; Antimicrobial chemotherapy; Immunology of infectious diseases; and promotion of research ethics. He has served as a PI in several research projects the latest being an EDCTP-funded multicenter HIV vaccine trial in Tanzania and Mozambique which ended in June 2015 where he was the Project Coordinator. He has published widely over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has attended several national and international scientific conferences and has actively participated in the organization of more than 10 National and Institutional Scientific Conferences.

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