Wilfrida Akoth

Wilfrida Akoth is a current post graduate diploma fellow researching on the Brevibacillus protein expression system for the expression of recombinant P. falciparum antigens for immunological screening. Under the guidance of Dr. James Tuju, she seeks to find a convenient way of expressing heterologous proteins that is affordable and produces quality heterologous in substantial amounts.

She is a graduate from Kenyatta University with a First class honours degree in Microbiology. In 2016 she was rewarded by the Kenyatta University Female students in science and technology (KUFESST) for being the best girl in the department of Microbiology and top three in the school of pure and applied sciences.

She did her attachment at the Kenya Plant Health inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) in Muguga in 2016, where she gained exposure in modern molecular biology techniques. In addition she did another attachment at the National Biosafety Authority, Gigiri in 2017.

In future she wishes to delve more in to Immunology of infectious diseases gearing towards vaccine development for the malaria parasite.