Ms. Eyong Manyi Marcelle

Ms. Eyong Manyi Marcelle is a Ph.D. Candidate at the UFS-NGS Unit, Division of Virology, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Nyaga. She holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Buea in Cameroon and an M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. Her master’s dissertation was defended on the ‟Molecular Characterization of Porcine Group A Rotavirus Strains in Farm Pigs in the Towns of Kumba and Mamfe, South-West Region of Cameroon” in 2019.

Her Ph.D. Postgraduate project is on Metagenomics analysis of RNA Viruses in Stool Specimens from Children below five years old with Gastroenteritis in Durban, South African. This study aims to characterize the genetic profile of viruses responsible for gastroenteritis in both nourished and malnourished children who are hospitalized in King Edward III Hospital, which is a referral hospital in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa and will also enrich the already available data on metagenomics analysis of viral gastroenteritis in South Africa and globally.

She is very enthusiastic and willing to undertake this journey with the collaborative endeavors of the UFS-NGS Unit team where she will gain experience in more advanced molecular and bioinformatic techniques.