Tanzania Biological Safety Association (TaBSA)

Ndekya Maria Oriyo

Experienced Principal Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Public Health Surveillance, Clinical Research, and Life Sciences. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Medical Microbiology from UCL.

Jeremiah Seni

Jeremiah Seni is an Associate Professor of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) and Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is currently serving as the Director of Postgraduate Studies at CUHAS. He has previously served as the Associate Dean – Weill Bugando School of Medicine (January 2018 – November 2018), and the Head of Department of Microbiology and Immunology (July 2014 to January 2018). For the past twelve years, his research focus has been to delineate dynamics of multi-drug resistant bacteria, viral and fungal infections of public health importance, setting-up hospital based disease surveillance systems, evaluating cost-effective diagnostics, developing evidence-based guidelines on infectious diseases treatment, prevention and control.

Charles Massambu

Senior Lecturer at The University of Dodoma (UDOM) and Consultant Pathologist. President, Association of Pathologist of Tanzania (APT). National Biosafety and Biosecurity Consultant and Laboratory Quality Management System Expert, with special research interest and areas of consultancy in: 1). Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity (Biorisk Management) under One Health approach. 2). Laboratory Quality Management System (QMS); and accreditation on ISO 15189 standard. 3) Communicable and Non Communicable Disease Pathology.