Mbarara Brunel Diagnostics (MBDx) and DDW

MBDx is a research partnership set up between Brunel University, London, UK and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. The main output of MBDx so far has been the DDW conferences. The future aims of MBDx and DDW are to translate the latest advancements in diagnostic science and engineering to address infectious and non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries with a special focus on maternal and child health and sexually transmitted infections.


We are incredibly appreciative of the support we have received from both i-sense and eSTI2 and Brunel University London in funding this conference. Without this support, this conference would not have been possible.

Conference Chairs

Dr Ruth Mackay, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University London.

Dr Manoharanerhu Branavan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University London.

Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine.

Sarah Smith, PhD Candidate in Biosciences, Brunel University London.

Dr Emma Harding-Esch, Principal Scientist, Public Health England.

Dr Krishna Burugapalli, Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, Brunel University London.

Professor Wamadeva Balachandran, Brunel University London