Godwin Anywar


I am currently lecturing at Makerere University at the position of Assistant Lecturer. I am a CARTA Cohort 6 fellow but also a recipient of the DAAD/CARTA in country fellowship 2016. I am working on the antiviral, immunomodulatory effects and phytochemical composition of medicinal plants used by traditional medicine practitioners in the treatment of AIDS patients in Uganda, for my PhD. I am registered at Makerere University, but will conduct part my PhD work at the Fraunhoher Institute of Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) laboratories in Leipzig, Germany. I am currently attending specialised internship training at IZI in virology, immunology techniques and advanced phytochemical analytic techniques such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometry (GC-MS) at the University of Leipzig. Under special invitation, I will be attending a fundraising conference at the Island of Mainau in Kostanz, Germany, under the theme “Tradition will be the future-innovations for drugs from plants” in May 2017. Part of the funds raised will contribute towards research and improvement of the herbal medicine sector in Africa. Under this arrangement, memoranda of understanding will be signed with the different partnering institutions including Makerere University. I have conducted research and published over 13 research articles in the areas of Ethnobotany, Microbiology and Ethnopharmacology. I am currently writing and improving several manuscripts of research work I have been involved in. I am part of the editorial team and one of the authors of a book on building capacity for academic and non-fiction authorship in Africa. I am also an active member of several local and international professional organisations including; The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product, the Society for Economic Botany, the Phytochemical Society of Europe and the Uganda Textbook Academic & Non-Fiction Writers Association (UTANA) among others. I am currently collaborating with different researchers on different research projects involving the use of herbal medicines and how they can be improved to eventually lead to natural product dev