A global perspective of the nationalities of postgraduates and alumni research destinations

A recent alumni tracking survey showed that various Biochemistry alumni received fully-funded scholarships, accounting for University's appropriation-in-aid, to further their research studies in international universities or have taken up leadership roles in industry and academia – attesting to the world-class standards of the scholars graduating from Centre.

A global perspective of the nationalities of CEBIB postgraduates and alumni research destinations

Collaborative research networks at CEBIB have a wide international reach with notable research performed jointly between faculty and students from  Kenya and other sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, Liberia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Botswana, and Malawi.

The University of Nairobi’s Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB), based at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), is a premier centre for research and training in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics in Kenya and the East and Central Africa region – founded in 2005; and has had two directors (i) The late Prof. James O. Ochanda (2005-2014), and (ii) Dr. George O. Obiero (2014-Present). CEBIB offers postgraduate research programmes at Masters and PhD levels in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. In addition, the Centre supports lab-based training of both undergraduates and postgraduates from other units within the university. The research focus at CEBIB can be either in the “wet-lab” or “in silico” based on the researchers' interests. The Centre conducts state of the art multi-disciplinary research. CEBIB enjoys the benefit of world-class faculty from multiple disciples from within the university, in partner universities and among industry collaborators. Among the top facilities in the region is a fully internationally accredited aflatoxin testing laboratory.