Microbiome, respiratory infections, bioinformatics
Abdoulie Bojang is a Gambian who did his primary, secondary and college education in the Gambia before travelling to the UK for undergraduate and post graduate studies. In November 2008, he re-joined the Medical Research Council The Gambia as a scientific officer and later as a higher scientific officer working on a number of clinical trials and epidemiological studies.
In October 2016, he won a 4-year MRCG@LSHTM scholarship to undertake PhD studies. His PhD focused on understanding the long-term impact of oral azithromycin prophylaxis given to women in labour on Staphylococcus aureus colonisation and Staphylococci macrolide resistance among mothers and their babies in the Gambia. During the12 years of his scientific career, he has published 29 peer reviewed articles with five as first author. He also won several international awards including International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) Travel grant, LSHTM Gairdner’s award and recently African Academy of Sciences postdoctoral award. His career ambition is to equip himself with sufficient skills and expertise in microbiology, molecular biology and bioinformatics in order to carry out surveillance for the emergence of antimicrobial resistance bacteria both within the community and hospitals in Gambia and beyond.