Milugo Trizah Koyi, BSc, MSc

She is a Tutorial fellow at the Technical University of Kenya and a visiting scholar at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and master degree in Biotechnology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is interested in malaria prevention and control, and drug design and development.

Project – Evaluating malaria transmission-blocking potential of plant-derived metabolites

For her research, Trizah will screen plants for compounds that can inhibit/hinder development of malaria parasites within the mosquitoe. Mosquitoes play a role in transmission of malaria thus preventing plasmodium development within the mosquitoes will prevent transmission of malaria from the human host to the vector. It is envisaged that this will reduce malaria burden by lowering the occurrence of new infections.


  1. Dr. Joseph Kyambadde, Department of Biochemistry, Makerere University Faculty of Science
  2. Professor Baldwyn Torto, Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
  3. Prof. Rhoel R. Dinglasan, University of Florida, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

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