I am Richard Nyamota currently working at ILRI as a research associate in the animal and human health department. I am interested in investigating neglected zoonotic diseases, emerging and re-emerging tropical infectious diseases in a One Health context. My specific interest is in metagenomics, pathogen detection/discovery, molecular epidemiology and evolution aimed at identifying pathogen co-infection, potential cross-species transmission events and evolutionary selection pressure on pathogens. I hold an MSc. Biochemistry degree from Egerton University, Kenya. I have also undertaken various training in phylodynamics and phylogenetics analysis of virus genome sequences. In the Co-infection project, I am tasked with optimisation and execution of laboratory assays to test the samples for various pathogens.