Collins is a virologist interested in understanding how viruses interact with/usurp human host factors/processes and how we can “tap” this information to develop antiviral therapies and vaccines.

He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the National University of Singapore, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Ling Loo School of Medicine.

Collins holds a joint Master of Science degree in Infection Biology, Vaccinology and Drug Development from the University of Basel-Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the National University of Singapore as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from Maseno University, Kenya.

He is also part of faculty at the Centre of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi-Kenya.

Collins has worked and trained with various international organizations such as the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Program-Kilifi and International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi.

He is glad to be part of Synbio Africa and looks forward to supporting the group’s interest in applying cutting edge innovative techniques in synthetic biology towards a healthier and safer world.

“Together, we will strive to find local solutions to Africa’s health challenges through research and innovations.”