THE AFRICAN GENETIC BIOCONTROL CONSORTIUM
Scientific and Technical Coordinator
Cyrus Tareh is the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) coordinator for the African Genetic Biocontrol Consortium. He oversees technical activities that include training and capacity strengthening activities on behalf of the Secretariat while also being the liaison between the Consortium and the stakeholders.
He holds master’s degree in Epidemiology & Statistics (UoN) and Molecular Biology (JKUAT), and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry (JKUAT). His previous research focus was on gene expression profiling of odorant receptor genes in tsetse fly with the aim of providing a platform for designing molecular control tools for managing one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT) in livestock and Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in humans. Eradicating this NTD would lead to reduction in poverty and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He is interested in latest technologies and research that holds the capacity to bring change to the many challenges being witnessed in agriculture, health, and the environment. Lately, he has taken up science communication to ensure scientific information is disseminated in a simplified manner for everyone’s understanding and action.