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Mayeso Naomi Victoria Gwedela

Country of origin: Malawi Currently in: Malawi, Blantyre General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2022 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Profile of people with Parkinson`s disease attending a neurology clinic at a tertiary hospital in Blantyre, Malawi

Research Keywords: 
Neurodegenerative disease
Parkinson`s disease
Movement disorders

Publications resulting from Research: 

Gwedela, M.N.V., Terai, H., Lampiao, F., Matsunami, K., Aizawa, H., 2022. Anti-seizure effects of medicinal plants in Malawi on pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures in zebrafish larvae. J. Ethnopharmacol. 284, 114763.

Terai, H., Gwedela, M.N.V., Kawakami, K., Aizawa, H., 2021. Electrophysiological and pharmacological characterization of spreading depolarization in the adult zebrafish tectum. J. Neurophysiol. 126, 1934–1942.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Lecturer in physiology focusing on the nervous system

Workshop and Conference Attended

2022 Nairobi, Kenya IBRO-ARC school on Parkinson`s disease: providing clarity for continuous teaching and research from an African perspective
2019 Niigata, Japan The 42nd annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
2017 Rabat, Morocco 2nd IBRO-UM5 African Advanced School in Neuroscience on "Brain and nutrition"
2016 Entebbe, Uganda 9th IBRO/ISN/The Grass Foundation Teaching Tools Workshop
2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 6th IBRO/ISN TReND School on Insect Neuroscience and Drosophila Neurogenetics
2015 Blantyre, Malawi International Clinical MicroResearch Training Workshop by ACCORDIA Global Health
2015 Cape Town, South Africa IBRO-UCT African Advanced School on Epilepsy


International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA)

Presentation given

Effects of the anti migraine drug Sumatriptan on larva zebrafish seizure like behaviour
Niigata, Japan
Event: The 42nd annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Apr 2017
Japanese MEXT Scholarship
Full scholarship to study at Hiroshima University`s Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

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