Dr Anna-Ursula Happel

Junior Research Fellow

With a BSc and MSc (Molecular Medicine, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany) and PhD (Medical Virology, UCT), her research interests are on the impact of infectious diseases on Africa and maternal and child health. Her current work includes assessing the effect of the virome-bacteriome interactions in the female genital tract of pregnant women with HIV on preterm birth; development and testing of probiotics for vaginal health; and assessing early-life administration of probiotics to improve infant immunity. Anna is the recipient of an EDCTP Career Development Fellowships in poverty-related diseases and child and adolescent health.