Cambridge-Africa

Dr Theresa Manful

Dr Theresa Manful (University of Ghana)

Research title: The epidemiology of lifetime infections with trypanosomes in individual cattle in Ghana.

Research project: Trypanosomiasis remains one of the major constraints on cattle productivity in sub-Saharan Africa with a significant effect on the cattle populations in Ghana. Dr Theresa Manful uses molecular fingerprinting to identify individual trypanosome genotypes and then to characterise the epidemiology of the trypanosome populations present in individual cows over their lifetimes. The expected outcome of this project is a better understanding of animal trypanosomiasis and trypanosome biology, which will inform control strategies.

Collaborating with: Dr Mark Carrington, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

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