Mpumwiire Monica is a fresh graduate from Makerere University. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology.

 In March 2018, she became a member of SynBio Africa and participated in a Biomaker challenge project to develop a biosensor that can detect Brucella in milk, a challenge organized and sponsored by OpenPlant Fund at Carmbridge University, London.

On the team, she served as a mobilizer mainly for financial aid and to get more young people to know more about synthetic biology.

She has worked in a mobile molecular laboratory for East African Community. 

She has experience in extraction of RNA using Quiagen kits, DAAN kits and Zymo research for coronavirus, Covid-19 Real-Time PCR.