Dr. Tawanda Zininga (Stellenbosch University) is a biochemist with a PhD from the University of Venda (2016). His research focuses on protein biochemistry, specifically the role of heat shock proteins in infectious diseases. Dr. Zininga received an African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Junior Researcher Award in 2016. He was awarded the Claude Leon Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016–2017) and the NRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018–2019). He sits on the editorial board for BioMed Central (BMC) Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Zininga has formed collaborations with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, and the University of Dundee. He holds a Y1 rating from the NRF.