Name: Dr. David Nderu


  • PhD Experiential Medicine, University of Tubingen, Germany, 2019
  • Masters of Science (Biochemistry), Kenyatta University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry, Egerton University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases (Genetics).

External Links/Affiliations


  1. Fagbemi KA, Adebusuyi SA, Nderu D, Adedokun SA, Pallerla SR, Amoo AOJ, Thomas BN, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. Analysis of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance-associated mutations in Plasmodium falciparum isolates obtained from asymptomatic pregnant women in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Aug 14:104503. IF: 2.670
  2. Wangai LN, Kamau KK, Munyekenye G, Nderu D, Maina E, Gitau W, Murigi M, Kamau S, Njuguna M, Gichuki J, Otieno F. Efficacy of Plant-based Repellents Against Anopheles Mosquitoes: A Systematic Review. Biomedical Sciences. June 10, 2020; 6(3): 44-51.
  3. Dossou-Yovo LR, Ntoumi F, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui JC, Adedoja A, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Lenga A: Molecular surveillance of the Pfmdr1 N86Y allele among Congolese pregnant women with asymptomatic malaria. Malar J 2020, 19:178. PMID: 32384930 IF: 2.845
  4. Funwei R, Nderu D#, Nguetse CN, Thomas BN, Falade CO, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O: Molecular surveillance of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 genes deletion in Plasmodium falciparum isolates and the implications for rapid diagnostic tests in Nigeria. Acta Trop 2019, Aug;196:121-125. PMID: 31103699. IF: 2.629
  5. Peko SM, Ntoumi F, Vouvoungui C, Nderu D, Kobawila SC, Velavan TP, Koukouikila-Koussounda F: Distribution of the cytochrome P450 CYP2C8*2 allele in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Int J Infect Dis 2019, Aug, 85:49-53. PMID: 31078747. IF: 3.538
  6. Velavan TP, Nderu D, Agbenyega T, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG: An alternative dogma on reduced artemisinin susceptibility: A new shadow from east to west. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019, Jun 25. 116(26):12611-12612. PMID: 31239363. IF: 9.580.
  7. Nderu D, Kimani F, Karanja E, Thiong’o K, Akinyi M, Too E, Chege W, Nambati E, Wangai LN, Meyer CG, VelavanTP. Genetic diversity and population structure of P. falciparum in Kenyan-Ugandan border areas. Trop Med Int Health. 2019 Feb 28. PMID: 30816614 IF: 2.541.
  8. Gampio-Gueye NS, Marie-Peko  S, Nderu D, Koukouikila-Koussounda F,  Vouvoungui C, Charles-Kobawila S, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. An update on glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in children from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Malaria Journal 2019. 18:57.  PMID: 30819192. IF: 2.845
  9. Marie-Peko  S, Gampio-Gueye NS, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui C, Charles-Kobawila S, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Ntoumi F. Cytochrome P450 CYP2B6*6 distribution among Congolese individuals with HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria infection. Int J Infect Dis. 2019. PMID: 30818046. IF: 3.202.
  10. Nderu D, Kimani F, Thiong’o K, Karanja E, Akinyi M,  Too E, Chege W, Nambati E, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. Plasmodium falciparum histidine−rich protein (PfHRP2 and 3) diversity in Western and Coastal Kenya.  Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 8;9(1):1709. PMID: 30737461 IF: 4.122.
  11. Nderu D, Kimani F, Thing’o K, Akinyi M, Karanja E, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. PfHRP2-PfHRP3 diversity among Kenyan isolates and comparative evaluation of PfHRP2/pLDH malaria RDT with microscopy and nested PCR methodologies. Parasitol Int. 2018 Aug 20;67(6):793-799. PMID: 30138695. IF 2.055.
  12. Wangai LN, Kimani FT, Omar SA, Karanja SM, Nderu DW, Magoma G, Mutua D (2011).  Chloroquine resistance status a decade after: Re-emergence of sensitive Plasmodium falciparum strains in malaria endemic and epidemic areas in Kenya. Journal of Protozoology Research 21 (1): 20- 29.