Dr. Angwech received her MSc. in Zoology (Parasitology option) from Makerere University in 2012 and later, a PhD in Agricultural Technology and Biotechnology (curriculum: Animal welfare and Biotechnology), from the University of Molise, Italy in 2018. For her PhD, she evaluated the efficacy of prebiotics and probiotics as alternatives to antibiotics used as growth promoters in poultry production under tropical and temperate climatic conditions, a strategy that could contribute to averting antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Angwech also received specialized training in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics from the BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya in 2011. She spent a further five months at the Hub as a Research Fellow characterizing trypanosome infections of tsetse and domestic animals from the post conflict districts of Amuru and Nwoya, Northern Uganda in 2012 supported by the African Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) fellowship programme.
Harriet’s professional area is Parasitology and Biotechnology: with particular interest in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), AMR mitigation strategies (investigating alternatives to conventional antimicrobials) that rely on modifying the gut environment to exclude/suppress pathogenic microbes and antimicrobial stewardship. Other areas of interest include molecular and applied Parasitology, Parasite and vector biology, Vector borne and Food-borne infection prevention and control, animal welfare and food safety.