Janet Midega, PHD
Janet Midega is a Science officer in Wellcome’s Drug Resistant Infections (DRI) team where she oversees research activities within the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) scope of Wellcome’s priority programme on DRI. She provides scientific management and program development support to the AMR epidemiology and surveillance program with a focus on determining the global burden of antimicrobial resistance. She also manages an AMR program which aims at evaluating how legislative changes banning antibiotic use in animal meat production can reduce the potential transfer of resistant pathogens between animals and humans. Janet joined Wellcome in February 2018 after more than eight years in academic research in the field of molecular entomology and the genomic epidemiology of malaria at the University of Oxford, Big Data Institute; working in collaboration with the KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Prior to that, she was based at Imperial College, London where she completed her Postdoctoral studies in vector immunity to malaria. Janet obtained her Masters and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Ghana and has extensive experience in the epidemiology and control of vector borne diseases. She is also a 2017 Aspen New Voices Fellow in Public Health; Aspen Institute, Washington DC.