Tonney Stophen Nyirenda
University of Malawi
Institution: University of Malawi
Area of Research: Development of adaptive immunity to non-typhoidal Salmonella in Children
Tonney is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Post-Doctoral Immunologists based at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine, and the Blantyre Malaria Project. His research has focused on dissecting mechanisms of increased susceptibility to invasive bacterial infections during current or convalescent malaria in children. Since 2010, Tonney’s research career has been productive publishing in highly regarded journals and securing competitive training awards including; Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship 2008-2010, Commonwealth Split Site 2011-2012 and CARTA PhD Fellowships 2012-2016, and SACORE Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2018. He is currently co-supervising two PhD students and three MSc students at the University of Malawi and the University of Liverpool. Tonney’s goal is to become an independent researcher in Infectious Diseases Immunology. He has made a significant contribution to science in the field of invasive bacterial infections and malaria in children from Africa.