Josephine Birungi

Josephine Birungi

Head of Technology

Josephine Birungi is the Head of Technology, BecA-ILRI Hub. She manages laboratory operations, research facilitation and research related services, application and monitoring of new technologies under the diverse technology platforms. Prior to joining the BecA-ILRI Hub, Josephine worked at the Uganda Virus Research Institute-International AIDS Vaccine Initiative HIV vaccine trial unit as a Senior Scientist, a role that involved setting up the first laboratory in Africa to attain Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) international accreditation.

Josephine holds a BSc (Hons) (Zoology/Psychology) and MSc (Zoology) from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda and a PhD in Molecular Genetics, Evolutionary Biology and Conservation genetics at Makerere University/ University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She conducted postdoctoral research at Yale University School of Medicine and is an honorary Senior Lecturer at Makerere University Kampala.

My Publications

Life-history attributes of juvenile Anopheles gambiae s.s. in central Uganda; implications for malaria control interventions

  • Batume, C.
  • Akol, A.M.
  • Mukwaya, L.G.
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Kayondo, J.K.

Genome-wide diversity and demographic dynamics of Cameroon goats and their divergence from east African, north African, and Asian conspecifics

  • Mekuriaw, Getinet
  • Wouobeng, Patrick
  • Jaures, Kouam Simo
  • Mrode, Raphael A.
  • Edea, Zewdu
  • Bin Liu
  • Wenguang Zhang
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Dessie, Tadelle
  • Tesfaye, Kassahun
  • Strandberg, Erling
  • Berglund, Britt
  • Mutai, Collins
  • Osama, Sarah
  • Tassew, Asaminew
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Djikeng, Appolinaire
  • Meutchieye, Felix

The effect of different processing methods on nutrient and isoflavone content of soymilk obtained from six varieties of soybean grown in Rwanda

  • Niyibituronsa, Marguerite
  • Onyango, A.N.
  • Gaidashova, S.
  • Imathiu, S.
  • Uwizerwa, M.
  • Ochieng, E.P.
  • Ng'ang'a, Fredrick M.
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Ghimire, Sita R.
  • Harvey, Jagger J.W.

Variations in mitochondrial cytochrome b region among Ethiopian indigenous cattle populations assert Bos taurus maternal origin and historical dynamics

  • Tarekegn, G.M.
  • Xiao-yang Ji
  • Xue Bai
  • Bin Liu
  • Wenguang Zhang
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Djikeng, Appolinaire
  • Tesfaye, K.

Mitochondrial DNA variation reveals maternal origins and demographic dynamics of Ethiopian indigenous goats

  • Mekuriaw, Getinet
  • Tesfaye, K.
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Djikeng, Appolinaire
  • Dessie, Tadelle
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Osama, S.
  • Zergaw, N.
  • Alemu, A.
  • Achieng, G.
  • Tutah, J.
  • Mutai, C.
  • Njuguna, J.
  • Mwacharo, Joram M.

Containment studies of transgenic mosquitoes in disease endemic countries: The broad concept of facilities readiness

  • Quinlan, M. Megan
  • Birungi, Josephine
  • Coulibaly, Mamadou B.
  • Diabaté, Abdoulaye
  • Facchinelli, Luca
  • Mukabana, Wolfgang R.
  • Mutunga James M.
  • Nolan, Tony
  • Raymond, Peter
  • Traoré, Sékou F.