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.


Hotel White Sands Dar es Salam, Tanzania
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 On 27th - 30th Oct 2014, CEBIB staff and students attended the 6th African Conference

on Animal Agriculture at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi. The staff

included Dr. George Obiero (CEBIB Director), Dr. Joel Ochieng and Ann Owiti. While the

students were Faith Obange and Sharon Towett.

The main theme of the conference was Africa's Animal Agriculture: Macro Trends and future opportunities.

The conference brought together researchers, entrepreneurs and stake holders from different

organizations and affiliations connected to Animal Agriculture in Africa.

They shared and discussed scientific as well as other relevant animal health findings.


KICC, Nairobi Kenya.
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Mr. Parwos Pkiror Abraham has been appointed as the new Postgraduate Research Coordinator at the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB). Mr Parwos, holds a BSc. Biochemistry degree from Kenyatta University, Kenya. His previous work experience involved handling of research data in private sector, NGO’s and government organizations. Mr. Parwos’ contract appointment for the initial 1 year has been facilitated through a collaboration grant programme between KEMRI-Wellcome Trust and CEBIB. The programme is funded by the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC). Through this initiative, CEBIB aims to establish a career development programme through Postgraduate research. The purpose of the programme is to generate a robust, efficient and well-documented postgraduate programme at CEBIB. Parwos hails from West Pokot County.



Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
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Three students from CEBIB attended and presented their posters during the 3rd MVVR symposium held at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, on 16th and 17th October 2014.

The three included Kelvin Muteru, Muna Abry and Sharon Towett. Scientist from various research institutions including KEMRI, KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Programme,

KEMRI – CDC, National Influenza Centre and top Universities in the region showcased relevant virus research.


Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
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  Mr. Steven Sewe, Msc Bioinformatics




  Msc Proposal Presentation


  Project title: CbpA gene diversity in Streptococcus pneumoniae

  Venue: CEBIB lecture hall

  Time: 1pm - 2:30pm

  Date: Friday  24th October 2014

  Presenter:  Steven Sewe

  Msc Bioinformatics


                  ALL ARE WELCOME



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