Our Current Students
Jean Nepomuscene Hakizimana
Hakizimana’s PhD project aims at determining the transmission dynamics of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern and Southern African countries by application of next generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics’ tools. His study is expected to provide improved insight into the transmission and spread of ASF in the region, necessary for designing and validation of new diagnostic technologies, to formulate science-based control policies and in long term, the development of vaccines as a more sustainable solution for the control of African swine fever.
Jeanne Pauline Munganyinka
My PhD study seeks to characterize gold ores in different parts of Rwanda and Nigeria and to suggest the most suitable gold recovery method. This will help the two countries to reduce wastage during gold processing and to reap the benefits of their gold endowment.
Joseph Reagan Falasi Nitu
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Ishaq Kariim obtained a BEng and Meng in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria in the year 2012 and 2019 respectively. His career started as research assistant at the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology where he carried out researches on nanomaterials development, characterization and applications in wastewater purification. Thereafter, he joined the academic staff at the Chemical Engineering Department at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria where he teaches several Chemical Engineering Courses. Mr. Ishaq Kariim has authored and co-authored several research papers in the field of nanomaterials development.
I believe that a mastery of the virus transmission dynamics and the state-of-the-art surveillance systems, such as use of biosensors may synergize disease control remedies like vaccination. This approach will eventually eliminate the disease, improve revenue in trade, food security and ultimately uplift the livelihoods of farmers. Most significantly, the fourth industrial revolution will help to bridge the gap between cyber technology and animal health. I would like to integrate my research with knowledge in big data, aiming towards smart surveillance of PPR using the Internet of Things.
Ms Ma-Lyse NEMA obtained a BSc in Soil Sciences from the university of Rwanda in 2017 and an MSc in soil and water engineering from the university of Rwanda in 2019. Her career started as an intern where she worked as a team leader during community mobilization campaigns which took place in the Rutsiro and Ngororero Districts of Rwanda for a period of 6 months (September 2016- April 2017). After completing her MSc, Ms Ma-Lyse served as Agronomist at Initiatives des Agri-Eleveurs de Busasamana.