Alex John Ntamatungiro

In the News

IHI at the first Malaria World Congress in Melbourne

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) was represented by three scientists to the inaugural Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Research scientists, Dr. Gerry Killeen and Nancy Matowo took to the …

IHI researcher Nancy on Australian radio SBS

(Melbourne) Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Research Scientist Nancy Matowo recently was invited to a 26-minute radio interview with the SBS, a Swahili Australian radio, to share her research work and …

Recent Projects

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Alex John Ntamatungiro

Research Scientist

He is a molecular biologist. His research focus is on molecular biology of infectious disease. Alex currently works at the Chronic Diseases Clinic-Ifakara (CDCI). His current research is on HIV-drug resistance dynamics. His routine work involves; PCR test for HIV Early Infants Diagnosis, HIV-viral load measurements and Genetic sequencing for HIV-drug resistance mutations analysis. His previous research was supported by research grants from Wellcome-Trust and Grand Challenge Canada. Alex was himself a Wellcome Trust Masters Research Fellow until 2014, during which time he worked on sub-microscopic malaria infections, before eventually joining the HIV team.

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Projects

Kilombero and Ulanga antiretroviral cohort study (KIULARCO)

Epidemiology and molecular monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Tanzania

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