Prof. Enock Matovu

Prof. Enock Matovu

About Prof. Enock Matovu

Makerere University

Enock Matovu obtained his PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Bern, Switzerland (2001). Since then, he continued his work on drug resistance and later diagnostics for African Trypanosomiasis. Since2004, he is a Lecturer atthe Makerere University.

In 2008, Matovu received the Royal Society Pfizer Award, and in 2007, he obtained the Joint Third World Academy of Science Award for Young Scientists. He has vast experience in HAT including surveillance, diagnostics, drug resistance and clinical trials. Under the EFINTD, Matovu, together with Anne Kazibwe, have investigated HAT spread into northern Uganda and typed trypanosomes in humans, animals and tsetse.

He is now PI of a Wellcome Trust funded project “TrypanoGEN” under the human heredity and disease H3Africa initiative, to investigate the genetic basis for HAT susceptibility.