Mr. Bwihangane Birindwa Ahadi is a Congolese from the Democratic Republic of Congo, born on 20th December, 1986. He holds a BSc. Agricultural Sciences and Environmentales studies, MSc. One Health Molecular Biology awarded by the department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. His master’s programme was sponsored by the SACIDS (Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance) program. Bwihangane has been working with Université Evangélique en Afrique (www.uea.ac.cd) as a lecturer in charge of teachings and conduct research for the past six years in the field of agriculture and livestock. He is also acting as an agronomist-specialist at the ministry of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries in DRC. He has supervised over 50 Bachelor finalists students for their researchers. This position predisposes him to a lot of work on adaptive research to help farmers adopt appropriate technology to enhance household food security and improved socio economic status. His research interest is mainly in the fields of Molecular Virology, Vaccinology, Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Epidemiology of both animals and human infectious diseases. I am currently studying the molecular biological characteristics of emerging and re-emerging viruses of public health and food security importance focusing on the development of new generation and tailored biological and/or vaccines against viral diseases. Bwihangane is also a coordinator and founder of the centre for biotechnology and epidemiology (CBE) which will be involving many sub-Saharan countries.
He is currently in his last year of study for a PhD in Molecular virology programme at the University of Nairobi Supported by the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme through RUFORUM, the University of Nairobi and and Université Evangélique en Afrique. His topic of research is on Sero-epidemiology, risk factors and assessment of genetic nature of Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) in differents goat’s genotypes and sheep population in Democratic Republic of Congo