Dr Patrice Mawa

Dr Patrice Mawa


Uganda Medical Research Council

Virus Research Institute

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Work and Research

I joined the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research (UVRI) Research Unit as a Laboratory Technologist in 2000, having completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a second class upper. In 2001, I was promoted to a scientific officer. In 2008, I won a prestigious Wellcome Trust Masters Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine tenable at LSHTM. After my master's degree, I was recruited as a senior research officer, a permanent and pensionable position at UVRI/Ministry of Health.

Fields Of Expertise


Research Profiles

My contribution to science and its impact on society

During my employment, I have contributed up to 18 peer-reviewed publications. The findings from these papers have contributed to knowledge on immune response to vaccines and the influence of maternal and infant factors on infant response to vaccines, with a potential to influence practice and policy on the use of existing and newly developed vaccines in developing countries with high prevalence of infections. I have presented posters at national and international meetings. This has enabled me to share the results of my research findings, and opened possibilities of networking and collaborating with other scientists.