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Zadoki Steven Tabo

Zadoki Steven Tabo, Ph.D. student
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics, in conjunction with

Department of Landscape Ecology and Resource Management
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
D-35392 Giessen
Phone: +49 (0) 641 99-35733
Fax: +49 (0) 641 99-35709


Fields of interest/focus of work

  • Schistosomiasis
  • Malaria
  • Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Risk predictive modelling,
  • Machine learning approach,
  • R programming
  • Matlab


Scientific career/academic background   

  • Since October 2020: Ph.D. student at Justus Liebig University, Giessen Germany
  • 2013-2016; Master of Science in applied Mathematics, Makerere University, Uganda
  • 2007-2010; Undergraduate course of Bachelor of Science with Education in physics and mathematics, Busitema University, Uganda


Awards & scholarships

  • 2020: PhD scholarship by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) hosted at JLU Giessen
  • 2013: Masters Scholarship by BTC: Belgian scholarship program hosted at Makerere
  • 2007: Bachelor scholarship by Government of Uganda at Busitema Unversity



  • Makerere University International Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference, entitled “Community Transformation through Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation”, 20th to 21st April, 2015  held at Hotel Africana, organised by Makerere University and Sweden
  • Mathematics and Relevance” 8th to 12th November, 2014 held at Makerere University, organised by Finish from Finland and Makerere University
  • Basic Science for Sustainable development” 6th October 2014 held at College of Natural Science –Makerere University organised by Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA on Science


  • Factor controlling the distribution of intermediate host snails for Schistosoma in Western Uganda: a Machine learning Approach
  • Master’s dissertation - Mathematical Modelling of in-host dynamics of malaria and effects of treatment


  • Tabo, Z., Luboobi, L. S., & Ssebuliba, J. (2017). Mathematical modelling of the in-host dynamics of malaria and the effects of treatment. Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science, 17(1), 1-21.
  • Tabo, Z., Neubauer, T. A., Tumwebaze, I., Stelbrink, B., Breuer, L., Hammoud, C., & Albrecht, C. (2022). Factors Controlling the Distribution of Intermediate Host Snails of Schistosoma in Crater Lakes in Uganda: A Machine Learning Approach. Front. Environ. Sci, 10, 871735. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.871735