Biosafety Clearing House(BCH) a web-based platform for sharing biosafety information such as Kenya's biosafety laws, risk assessment reports, and Kenya's decisions regarding genetically modified organisms(GMOs). The platform was established by the National Biosafety Authority(NBA). NBA is mandated with regulation of research and commercial activities involving living modified organisms(LMOs) in Kenya.



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AFRALTI, Nairobi
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The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB) Curricula Review Committee is in the process of concluding reviewing of curricula for the masters programmes offered at the Centre. The curricula review process was initiated earlier this year. The process engaged inputs from stakeholders in the industry, students, alumni, collaborators among other stakeholders. The reviewed curricula are designed to ensure that learners benefit from the current trends in the fields of biotechnology and bioinformatics. The centre remains committed in offering quality educational and related services to our clients.

Picture: CEBIB Curricula Review Committee convener, Dr. Rosaline Macharia in a consultative meeting with the Ag. Director, Quality Assurance, Michael Wangai.



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CEBIB Boardroom
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The following three(3) PhD students and five(5) Masters students are scheduled to defend their research proposals on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 12noon in CEBIB Lecture Room;

PHD in Bioinformatics

  1. Genetic Diversity, Genomic Distribution and Distribution of CCR5-Delta32 Resistance Allele in Highly Populated Countries of South America, Africa, Former Soviet Union and Asia. Presenter: ONGADI Beatrice Atieno.

 

PhD in Biotechnology

  1. Establishment of a Genome Editing Tool for Yam (Dioscorea spp.). Presenter: SYOMBUA Easter David.
  2. Molecular Epidemiology of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus Circulating in the African Buffalo and Cattle Population in Eastern Rwanda.

Presenter: UDAHEMUKA Jean Claude.

 



Location
CEBIB Lecture Room
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Five CEBIB students, Ms. Josephine Kimani (PhD), Mr. Fred Odhiambo (MSc), Mr. Wellington Odhiambo (MSc), Ms. Tania Bishola (MSc) and Ms. Lillian Mbaisi (MSc) participated in the Introduction to Bioinformatics Course (IBT 2017) held at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). The annual course was organized by H3ABioNet, the Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa, across 27 sites in 12 African countries. The training will continue for period of 3 months with intensive biweekly contact sessions.



Location
IT-lab, Carol Wilson Building, ICIPE
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Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics took part in this year’s University of Nairobi Open Day that took place at the Hyslop car park, Main Campus from 25th to 27th of May 2017.

The centre was represented by Mr. Collins Owino - Graduate Assistant, who show cased the active research activities at the centre. In line with the theme: Quality and Innovative Education to Sustain Industrial Growth, CEBIB exhibited two current research projects to the audience; one project looking at the production of hemostatic products from natural products and another project on malaria.



Location
Main Campus, UoN
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