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Eugene Madzokere

Virologist, Griffith University

Dr Eugene Madzokere is a Virologist, Bioinformatician, Data Scientist, Science Communicator, and Species Distribution and Climate Change Modeller. Dr Madzokere is also a STEM Ambassador with Griffith University's Science on the GO! and NISEP, and University of Queensland's Wonder of Science. He is also a Community Volunteer with St John Ambulance QLD participating in their Aged Care Program. He undertook and recently successfully completed (July 2022) his studies at the Institute for Glycomics located at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, in Queensland.

Dr Madzokere's research looks into
(1) the seroprevalence of viruses among humans and animals,
(2) the emergence, re-emergence and extinction/disappearance of viruses (especially those transmitted by mosquitoes,
(3) the phylogenetic, evolutionary and spatiotemporal relationship among viruses,
(3) factors (e.g. selection pressure, mutation and recombination) influencing/constraining/biasing virus evolution,
(4) geographical and epidemiological hot-spots of disease burden,
(5) influences of climate and land-use changes on dispersal of prominent viral mosquito vectors.
(6) new genomic targets for antivirals and,
(7) methods for controlling viral disease spread (i.e., vaccination, drug development and drug repurposing included).


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Virology, Griffith University


  • 2015 
    University of the Western Cape, Master of Science Honors Degree in Bioinfomatics