Franklyn Nkongho is the University of Lincoln’s dedicated postdoctoral researcher working on the EMPIRICAL project. With a strong network of global research contacts, Franklyn Nkongho is passionate about using scientific research to improve health conditions in his home continent of Africa.
Previously a Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast and Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory in Cameroon. Franklyn Nkongho has also worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver clinical trials and biomedical research in Cameroon, to develop new tuberculosis diagnostics tool and contributed in building the capacity of HIV viral load testing in Cameroon.
His role on the EMPIRICAL project is to lead the design of SOPs, and development and implementation of training materials and monitoring tools for fieldwork and laboratory analysis across the seven trial sites. He is also coordinating a series of sub-studies into areas such as pharmacokinetic modelling, in order to optimise project outcomes.