Nimmo Gicheru

Nimmo W. Gicheru

Lecturer

Faculty of Science,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

2016

PhD

University of Leuven, Belgium

2007

MSc, Immunology

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

2003

BSc, Medical Sciences

University of Wollongong, Australia

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Immunology and Molecular Biology

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011- 2015

PhD fellow, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

2006-2010

Research Officer, Kenya Medical research Institute- Wellcome Trust, Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

H Weldearegay YB, Pich A, Schieck E, Liljander A, Gicheru N, Wesonga H, Thiaucourt F, Kiirika LM, Valentin-Weigand P, Jores J, Meens J. Proteomic characterization of pleural effusion, a specific host niche of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides from cattle with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). Journal of Proteomics 2015.

2

Schieck E, Liljander A, Hamsten C, Gicheru N, Scacchia M, Sacchini F, Heller M, Schnee C, Sterner-Kock A, Hlinak A, Naessens J, Poole J, Persson A, Jores J. High antibody titres against predicted Mycoplasma surface proteins do not prevent sequestration in infected lung tissue in the course of experimental contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. Veterinary Microbiology 2014.

3

Persson KM, Fowkes FJ, McCallum FJ, Gicheru N, Reiling L, Richards JS, Wilson DW, Lopaticki S, Cowman AF, Marsh K, Beeson J. Erythrocyte-binding antigens of Plasmodium falciparum are targets of human inhibitory antibodies and function to evade naturally acquired immunity. Journal of immunology 2013.

4

Wildig J, Cossart Y, Peshu N, Gicheru N, Tuju J, Williams TN, Newton C. Parvovirus B19 infection: a cause of severe anemia in Kenyan children. BMC Infectious diseases 2010.

5

Agak GW, Bejon P, Fegan G, Gicheru N, Villard V, Kajava AV, Marsh K, Corradin G. Longitudinal analyses of immune responses to Plasmodium Falciparum derived peptides corresponding to novel blood stage antigens in coastal Kenya. Vaccine 2008

6

Casals-Pascual C, Idro R, Gicheru N, Gwer S, Kitsao B, Gitau E, Mwakesi R, Roberts DJ, Newton CR. High levels of erythropoietin are associated with protection against neurological sequelae in African children with cerebral malaria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) 2008.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Immunology (Vaccines and Diagnostics) and Molecular Biology