Dr Tongai Maponga, Stellenbosch University

Dr Tongai Maponga is a biomedical research scientist with a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch (2016). He works on infectious diseases, virology and immunology with a focus on the epidemiology, molecular characterisation and pathogenesis of viral hepatitis. He is a previous awardee of the Africa-Oxford Initiative (AfOx) Visiting Scholars Programme. Dr Maponga’s work is currently supported by the University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine’s Early Career Research Funding Grant, Africa-Oxford Research Development Award (AfOx ReDA) and the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation.