Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania



Tell us something interesting about your institution Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology – University of Dar es Salaam (UD-DMBB) is championing bioinformatics curricula development in the Tanzanian higher learning institutions.

What are the main research interests of your institution? Environment and Bioenergy, Biomedical sciences, Agricultural and Food security



Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the participants? Biotechnology, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and Food Sciences

The UDSM team




Sylvester Lyantagaye

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant, classroom PI

Sylvester is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). He is the H3ABioNet UDSM node PI and one of the IBT-2016 teaching assistants.



Aneth David

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Ms Aneth David is a PhD candidate at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and a Tutorial Assistant at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. Her academic career revolves around core duties in teaching, research and consultancy on Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Her MSc research on “Effectiveness of Bacillus species to improve crop growth, and genomic comparison” laid basis for application of soil Bacteria to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania. She worked briefly at a biogas company, after wining a competitive proposal writing competition on alternative solutions to energy problems, taking on interdisciplinary roles as a Management Trainee including, Human Resource Manager Assistant, Customer Care and Satisfaction Personnel and Technical Research Personnel. She is the “Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador” of science for Tanzania, entrusted with the role of promoting science in Tanzania and Africa in general. Ms David is a member of YUNA, H3ABioNet, ASCB, SABINA and TPHA. She likes to read, write (blogging) and inspiring others. She also enjoys walks in nature, and is very passionate about women empowerment and their role in social and economic development. Aneth is native of Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania and currently lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


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