Zaneta Kidiavai


Dr. Isabella Oyier Dr. Etienne de Villers Dr. Eunice Nduati

Zaneta is an IDeAL Masters fellow at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and currently pursuing an MSc. in Bioinformatics at the Centre of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB), University of Nairobi.

She is working on a bioinformatics project that seeks to determine whether exposure to HIV alters the immune response of uninfected infants born to HIV positive mothers. She is using a transcriptome profiling approach to compare the gene expression profiles of these infants against the expression profiles of infants born to HIV negative mothers. The data she is working on is from RNA sequencing and some of the tools/software she is using are based in the R  programming environment; the Bioconductor project and the unix platform. She is working under the supervision of Dr.Eunice Nduati, Dr.Etienne deVilliers and Dr.Martin Rono.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (majoring in Molecular Biology and genetic engineering) from the university of Nairobi with a keen interest in molecular biology and Computational biology & Bioinformatics.