Raphael Sallu is a Principal Livestock Research Officer; he is working with the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Biotechnology (CIBD) at Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA). He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture General at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
He has an MSc in Molecular Biology which he obtained from (SUA). Also and he was awarded a post graduate Diploma scholarship in molecular Biology from the Germany government. In 2010 he was awarded a PhD scholarship by SACIDS through the Wellcome Trust Foundation.
The PhD study involves the phylogeography study of the existence Foot and Mouth Virus serotypes in Tanzania. The PhD work is done both at CIDB and SUA Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology.
In this work the mentorship is from Royal Veterinary collage and Animal Health Institute-Pirbright in Uk. Other collaborative smart partners are BBSRC, SADC-TADs and The Government of Tanzania.
Publication(s): Molecular biological characteristics of foot-and-mouth disease virus in the African buffalo in southern Africa , Epidemiological study of Rift Valley fever virus in Kigoma, Tanzania , Serosurveillance of foot-and-mouth disease virus in selected livestock-wildlife interface areas of Tanzania , Investigation of foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in the Mbala and Kazungula districts of Zambia , Molecular survey for foot-and-mouth disease virus in livestock in Tanzania, 2008 – 2013