Tutu Mzee


Tutu is a Research Scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute Tanzania. She has worked as a biomedical researcher for many projects including the RTS’s children malaria vaccine. In the past two years she was a co-investigator in the Infection Biology and Epidemiology of Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, a multicentre study which investigated the epidemiology of Staphylococcal diseases, staphylococcus colonization and associated antibiotic resistance in the community. She is also a Quality Assurance Officer at the institute, responsible for ensuring that all projects running at the institute produce quality and integral data. She is also responsible to ensure that the projects work in compliance with their respective protocols as well as institutional, national and international requirements. She farther works as one of the facilitators for the Master in Public health Research offered by the Institute. She holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Nottingham Trent University in the UK and a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Tutu believes that though African biomedical researchers are facing a lot of challenges, the impact from their work saves lives every day. This is the reason why she is so passionate about it and aspires to be a renowned researcher in the field.

Molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their interaction mechanisms in human, livestock and environment.