Professor Matilu Mwau

Senior Principal Clinical Research Scientist - Kenya Medical Research Institute
I am a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Senior Principal Clinical Research Scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). My training includes Medicine and Surgery (University of Nairobi), Tropical Medicine (Nagasaki University) and Clinical Medicine (Immunology, Oxford University). My interests include immunology, virology, bioinformatics and biotechnology. More than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals have arisen from my work. In my university faculty positions, I have mentored many graduate students in virology research and they have gone on to be independent world-renowned researchers in the field of HIV, Hepatitis and arthropod-borne virus. Over the years I have supervised 10 PhD students, and more than 35 postgraduates to completion of their Master’s degree theses. In the corporate sector, I am a member of various boards of management for schools and companies. Outside of science and corporate governance, I play an active role in the renewable energy, hospitality and agriculture sectors.