On July 8, 2016, CEBIB staff and students were trained on how to operate a newly acquired Veriti Thermal Cycler (96 X 0.2ml block) at CEBIB Electrophoresis and Proteins Chemistry Lab. The training was facilitated by Ms. Esther Kiragu, Field Application Specialist from Africa Biosystem Limited.
Some of the distinct features of the PCR machine with a faster processor includes;
CEBIB Electrophoresis and Protein Chemistry Lab
On July 4, 2016; Dr. Fanuel Muindi, the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University visited CEBIB. The objective of Dr. Muindi’s visit was to discuss with the faculty staff on possibilities of collaborative research and to learn more about academic programs offered at the Centre. He also had a meeting with postgraduate students from CEBIB & SBS. He highlighted on the available fully-funded PhD programs at MCB, Harvard University.
The 2-days Workshop focused on principles of molecular epidemiology, criteria for selection of genotyping methods for epidemiology and highlights of core molecular methods. The guest speaker Prof. Wondwossen A. Gebreyes - Director of Global Health/Professor of Molecular Epidemiology - Ohio State University also engaged the participants in discussions on genotypic approaches used in epidemiologic investigation of pathogen in human, animal and environment interface (vector-borne, foodborne and other zoonotic diseases).