Tobias is an early career researcher based at the University of Buea in Buea, Cameroon. With a PhD in Biochemistry (University of Buea, Cameroon) and Genetic Manipulation (University of Nottingham, UK), he has been studying malaria epidemiology and immunology in pregnant women and children since 2003. His current research interests include population genetics of Plasmodium falciparum across different micro-ecological zones of Buea, Southwest region of Cameroon, aiming to produce information on the genetic structure of these parasite populations critical to the detection of signatures of natural selection in the parasite genome. While a MalariaGEN Data Fellow, Tobias contributed to the MalariaGEN Consortial Projects 1 and 3. Tobias is also a member of the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa (PDNA).