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Chenjerai Jairoce

Chenjerai Jairoce

Predoctoral Fellow Malaria

Chenjerai Jairoce is currently a Predoctoral Fellow working on “Understanding the effect of a booster dose in RTS,s/AS01E malaria vaccine-induced antibody responses and duration of protection in African children” under the supervision of Carlota Dobaño and Gemma Moncunill.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Eduardo Mondlane University- Mozambique and a Master's Degree in Medical Science (Immunity and Infection) from the University of Sydney-Australia. His focus has been on immunity, infection and vaccines, particularly in malaria and HIV and COVID-19.

Since 2010 he has been affliated to Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça in Mozambique. He worked intensely in evaluating the immunological responses to children vaccinated with the RTS, S/AS01E vaccine and identifying a correlate of vaccine-induced protection. He also worked in research studies on immuno-epidemiological factors of malaria in the Manhiça District population of Mozambique. In the field of HIV, he worked in accessing gastrointestinal biomarkers in acute-HIV infected Mozambican adults. Recently, he has also been evolved in studies of immune response to natural infection and vaccines to COVID-19.

Main publications

  • Lina Sanchez, Marta Vidal, Chenjerai Jairoce, et al. Antibody responses to the RTS,S/AS01 E vaccine and Plasmodium falciparum antigens after a booster dose within the phase 3 trial in Mozambique.NPJ Vaccines.2020 Jun 4;5:46. doi: 10.1038/s41541-020-0192-7. eCollection 2020.
  • Jiménez M, Pastor L, Urrea V, Rodríguez de la Concepción ML, Parker E, Fuente-Soro L, Jairoce C, Mandomando I, Carrillo J, Naniche D, Blanco J. A Longitudinal Analysis Reveals Early Activation and Late Alterations in B Cells During Primary HIV Infection in Mozambican Adults. Front Immunol. 2021 Jan 15;11:614319. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.614319. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33519823. 
  • Moncunill G, Mayor A, Santano R, Jiménez A, Vidal M, Tortajada M, Sanz S, Méndez S, Llupià A, Aguilar R, Alonso S, Barrios D, Carolis C, Cisteró P, Chóliz E, Cruz A, Fochs S, Jairoce C, Hecht J, Lamoglia M, Martínez MJ, Moreno J, Mitchell RA, Ortega N, Pey N, Puyol L, Ribes M, Rosell N, Figueroa-Romero A, Sotomayor P, Torres S, Williams S, Barroso S, Vilella A, Trilla A, Varela P, Dobaño C, Garcia-Basteiro AL. SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence and Antibody Kinetics Among Health Care Workers in a Spanish Hospital After 3 Months of Follow-up.J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 4;223(1):62-71. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa696.PMID: 33175145.