Prof. Rebbeck visit

Prof. Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD,  professor of cancer prevention, Dana Farber Institute, Harvard University visited the Department of Biochemistry on 28th March, 2022 and delivered a talk on prostate cancer going on in West Africa under the Men of African Descent and Carcinoma of the Prostate (MADCaP).

He held meetings with our cancer researchers with the hope of starting similar research work in Kenya.

Prof. Jun Li from Florida International University pays a visit to the department

On 6th and 19th April 2022, Prof. Jun Li of Florida international university, Miami, USA visited the Department of Biochemistry upon invitation by Dr. Victor A. Mobegi of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. Prof. Jun Li also paid a courtesy call to the Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof. Francis Mulaa.

Dr. Ezekiel Mecha is an ambassador of World Endometriosis Society

Dr Ezekiel Mecha a lecturer in the department of Biochemistry,  Faculty of Science and Technology has been appointed an ambassador by the World Endometriosis Society. He is also the director of Endometriosis East Africa, an organization involved in advocating for Endometriosis awareness campaigns, Progress in understanding the pathogenesis of endometriosis, different diagnostic approaches to endometriosis, treatment options of endometriosis and understanding of the Co-existence of the other uterine disorders (e.g. adenomyosis and uterine fibroids) in East Africa.

A global perspective of the nationalities of 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.

Now Open: Online Applications for Post Graduate Programmes - September 2021 intake (2021-2022)

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Masters Programme:

  1. Master of Science in Biotechnology - I560
  2. Master of Science in Bioinformatics - I583
  3. Master of Science in Biotechnology (Agriculture & Environmental Option) - I565
  4. Master of Science in Biotechnology (Health & Environmental Option) - I584

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Biochemistry postgraduates participate in hands-on training at KALRO-VSRI Labs

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020; seven CEBIB first-year postgraduate students participated in hands-on training on Molecular biology techniques for DNA and protein extraction and quantification that was hosted at Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization's Veterinary Research Institute labs (KALRO-VSRI, Muguga).