On Saturday 13th December 2014, CEBIB staff attended a team building activity at

the Lukenya Getaway located in the serene environment of Machakos county.

Apart from the fruitful sporting activities and bonding session, the team used the event

to come up with CEBIB's strategic goals.

This was a follow up of the earlier brainstorming session held at Lenana Conference

facility.

The event was made possible through the CEBIB/ Kemri-Wellcome Trust/ Malaria

Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) collaboration.

 



Location
LUKENYA GATEWAY - MACHAKOS COUNTY
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On 24th – 28th November 2014, CEBIB students attended a “Bioinformatics approaches

for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)” course hosted at the International Centre of

Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). The course was facilitated by TreND

(Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa) volunteers

and comprised of participants from 20 different universities in 6 different African countries.

NGS analysis topics including de novo genome and transcriptome assembly, ChIP-seq and

RNA-seq, rare variant calling and population genetics were taught. Other topics included

introduction to R statistical programming language and software development concepts such

as databases and version control.

 



Location
ICIPE, Nairobi Kenya
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On 29/11/2014, select CEBIB staff attended a brainstorming session aimed at

laying down strategic goals for the next five years. The session was held at

Lenana Conference Facility, Lavington Nairobi. These goals are entailed to steer

CEBIB to new heights of academic excellence.

The meeting was made possible through the CEBIB/ Kemri-Wellcome Trust/ Malaria

Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) collaboration.



Location
LENANA CONFERENCE FACILITY, LAVINGTON NAIROBI
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CEBIB students setting up orbital shaker during their practical session.



Location
Preparatory wet lab 2
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CEBIB lecturer, Dr. Bernard Kulohoma (center right) and bioinformatics student Kelvin Muteru

(right) attended the fifth meeting of the Human Hereditary and Health (H3Africa) Consortium

on 7th - 11th November in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

 



Location
Hotel White Sands Dar es Salam, Tanzania
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