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FACULTY OF SCIENCE


Personal Information

Name:
Thomas F. Marandu
Contact Address:
P.O Box 2329
TANZANIA.
Email: marandutf@gmail.com, marandutf@udsm.ac.tz
(mobile) +255 716 683985

Education

Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany(PhD)

PhD Research: Helmholtz Center for Infection Research
Thesis title: Effects of Persistent Herpesviral Infections on the Adaptive Immune System

University of Dar es salaam-Tanzania, Msc Molecular Biology

Msc Research: Mother-offspring Malaria Project
Thesis title: Levels of var2csa Expression in Plasmodium falciparum Parasites Infecting Young Tanzanian Children

University of Dar es salaam-Tanzania, BSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Area of Expertise

Immunology, Virology and Molecular Biology

Teaching areas

  • Scientific Methods
  • Introductory Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Immunology

Publications

  1. Cicin-Sain, L., Brien, J.D., Uhrlaub J.L., Drabig, A., Marandu, T.F, Nikolich-Zugich, J. 2012. Cytomegalovirus infection impairs immune responses and accentuates T-cell pool changes observed in mice with aging. Plos Pathogens 8 (8).
  2. Sansoni P, Vescovini R, Fagnoni FF, Akbar A, Arens R, Chiu YL, Cičin-Šain L, Dechanet-Merville J, Derhovanessian E, Ferrando-Martinez S, Franceschi C, Frasca D, Fulöp T, Furman D, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Goodrum F, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Hurme M, Kern F, Lilleri D, López-Botet M, Maier AB, Marandu T, Marchant A, Matheï C, Moss P, Muntasell A, Remmerswaal EB, Riddell NE, Rothe K, Sauce D, Shin EC, Simanek AM, Smithey MJ, Söderberg-Nauclér C, Solana R, Thomas PG, van Lier R, Pawelec G, Nikolich-Zugich J. 2014. New advances in CMV and immunosenescence. Experimental Gerontology, 55:54-62.
  3. Marandu T.F, Finsterbusch K, Kröger A, Čičin-Šain L. 2014. Mouse CMV infection delays antibody class switch upon an unrelated virus challenge. Experimental Gerontology, 54:101-8.
  4. Marandu T.F., Oduro, J.D., Borkner, L., Dekhtiarenko,I., Uhrlaub, J., Drabig, A., Kroger, A., Nikolich-Zugich, J, Cicin-Sain, L. 2015. Immune protection against virus challenge in aging mice is not affected by latent herpesviral infections. Journal of Virology 89 (22): 11715 -11717
  5. Oduro, J.D, Redeker, A., Lemmermann N, A., Ebermann, L., Marandu, T.F., Dekhtiarenko, I., Holzki,J.K., Busch, D., Arens, R., Čičin-Šain, L. 2015. Murine cytomegalovirus infection via the intranasal route offers a robust model of immunity upon mucosal CMV infection. Journal of General Virology. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000339

Conference presentations

  • Marandu, T.F., Finsterbusch, K., Kröger, A. & Cicin-Sain, L.: Effects of persistent herpesviral infections on the adaptive immune system. (Oral & poster) 7.16. International herpesvirus workshop, Calgary (Canada) (2012).
  • Marandu, T.F., Finsterbusch, K., Kröger, A. & Cicin-Sain, L.: Effects of persistent herpesviral infections on the adaptive immune system. (Oral & poster) 7.16. HZI graduate school summer school, Rügen (Germany) (2012).
  • Marandu, T.F. & Cicin-Sain, L.: Herpesviral infections permanently alter the peripheral CD8 T-cell pool. (Poster) WS4-124. 2011 Joint annual meeting (Italian society of immunology, clinical immunology and allergology (SIICA) and German society for immunology (DGFI), Riccione (Italy) (2011)