Tasneem Osman

Research themes
  • Health
Research countries
  • Germany
  • Kenya
Supervision of
ongoing doctoral theses




M.Sc. (Immunology), Institute Of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum. Research project entitled "Monitoring of antibodies response to MSP1-19 and GLURP Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate in seasonal unstable malaria transmission area".

Bachelor of Science in zoology (B.Sc.) Honors degree first class (University prize), Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum. Research project entitled: "Species identification and infectivity rate of Malaria vector in malaria endemic areas in Sudan".

Funding institutions

           German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft( DFG).

Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Sudan.



Research partners


·         ILRI - International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi.

·         Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Thesis title

Biology and ecology of arboviral disease vectors: Evidence from Kenya

Thesis abstract

Arboviruses are a concern for global public health as exemplified by the recent spread of chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) with millions of cases worldwide. Arboviruses are particularly sensitive to ecological changes and can easily escape from their natural transmission cycles and adapt to new hosts and geographic regions. There is, thus, an urgent need to better understand the ecology of arbovirus transmission and maintenance, in order to develop control measures that can limit key arboviral diseases in Kenya and globally.This study aim to screening for arboviral infections and detected viral genome fragment. The study will be conducted in Baringo area, Kenya. The area is characterized by seasonal unstable arboviral diseases transmission. Adult mosquitoes will be sampled using a combination of different trapping techniques. The study will be designed to provide a better assessment arboviruses are present in the study sites. Also determine infection rates of detected arboviruses per mosquito species.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Professor Dr. Christian Borgemeister

PD Dr. Sandra Junglen

Advisor at ZEF

Professor Dr. Christian Borgemeister

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Tasneem Osman

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Ecology and Natural Resources Management


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