Vitus Nyigo

Dr. Vitus Alberto Nyigo
National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

Dr. Vitus Alberto Nyigo is a Tanzanian and Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). He has training background in chemistry and biology in the basic degree while specializing in natural products and value additions in the postgraduate training. During his postgraduate studies, he acquired skills in different spectroscopic techniques including NMR spectroscopy especially during his scientific visits at CSIR, South Africa between 2014 and 2015. For the past 15 years, Dr. Nyigo has been working in the Department of Traditional Medicines Research with major roles being; ascertaining efficacies and toxicity of herbal drugs as claimed in the traditional usage. He has been involved in different research projects in the department, one being the feasibility study of local production of Dihydroartemisinin