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Mpenda Matabishi

Country of origin: Rwanda Currently in: Rwanda, Huye General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
PhD Fellowship
Academic Background


2016 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

My research project is in the field of public health, especially in the context of chronic malnutrition. The interest of our study will be focused on biomarkers of chronic exposure to the most potent mycotoxin: Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and the HBV status of our study population; their relation to chronic malnutrition in Rwanda will be assessed as we conduct our project.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Currently I am an assistant lecturer at the University of Rwanda/college of Medicine and Health sciences involved in the modules of Clinical Toxicology, Nutrition and Food Quality Control, Food Technology and Hygiene as well as Food Inspection and Analysis respectively in the departments of Pharmacy and Environmental Health Sciences.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2014
Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes are Individual scholarships to study in Dutch institutions, open to mid career professionals who are nationals of some developing countries, living and working in those countries. Rwanda is one of them and I was awarded a NFP scholarship under Nuffic to pursue an MSc programme in Food Safety at wageningen University.
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2020

OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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