H3Africa PI: Enock Matovu

Dr. Enock Matovu

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


Ass. Prof. Enock Matovu obtained his PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2001, while he worked as a Research Officer at the Livestock Health Research Institute, Tororo, Uganda. Since then has continued his work on drug resistance and later diagnostics for African Trypanosomiasis. In 2004, he relocated to the Makerere University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was first employed as a Lecturer. In 2008, Enock received the prestigious Royal Society Pfizer Award in recognition of his work on molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in African trypanosomes. The previous year (2007) he had obtained the Joint Third World Academy of Science Award for Young Scientists, for his contribution to the field of Molecular Parasitology. Enock Matovu has vast experience in HAT ranging from surveillance, diagnostics, drug resistance and clinical trials.