Dr. Sophie Uyoga


Dr. Sophie Uyoga

Post Doc

Research group:


Sophie Uyoga is a post-doctoral researcher in the Host genetic factors group led by Professor Thomas Williams. She joined the programme in 2004 and has interest in the interactions between host genetics and immunity and infectious diseases. She obtained her BSc Science degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya in 2004 and MSc in Immunology from the University of Manchester, UK in 2009. In 2008, Sophie received a PhD fellowship from the EU Marie-Curie-Action InterMal Training Programme. In 2012 she completed her PhD at the University of Heidelberg, Germany on mechanisms of removal of red blood cells during the development of severe malaria anaemia and protection afforded by red blood cell polymorphisms. Sophie is a part-time lecturer at the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Pwani University College, Kilifi, Kenya


Sophie’s current work focuses on two areas; i. The role of red blood cell genetic disorders in relation to infectious diseases in East Africa ii. The mechanisms behind the development and treatment of severe anemia

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