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ISID/ESCMID 2022 Joint Fellowship Awardees: Kalyani Borde and Josiane Kenfack Zanguim

Congratulations goes to the ISID/ESCMID 2022 Joint Fellowship awardees, Kalyani Borde and Josiane Kenfack Zanguim!

Kalyani Borde

Kalyani Borde, India

Project: Impact of rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing (RAST) on clinical outcomes of patients with sepsis in low-resource settings

Kalyani Borde is a microbiologist with training in infectious diseases, who has worked on antimicrobial resistance and infection control in Indian hospitals. She has a keen interest in the technique and interpretation of antibiotic susceptibility tests and developing methods to apply it for antimicrobial stewardship.

Josiane Kenfack Zanguim

Josiane Kenfack Zanguim, Cameroon

Project: The impact of HIV infection on the vaginal flora and health of Cameroonian pregnant women

Josiane Kenfack is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Yaoundé I-Cameroon. She is passionate about research with women and children. She has completed several online courses including the Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Training course from H3BioNet. In general, her research work aims to characterize the vaginal microbiome of Cameroonian women, determining how Bacterial Vaginosis-associated microorganisms affect immune responses in pregnant women infected with HIV, and determining the triple interaction between pregnancy, the vaginal microbiome, and HIV infection.

Her skills of expertise include microbiome, bioinformatics, immunology, and molecular biology.

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