Date and time: 
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:27
Location / Venue: 

CEBIB Lecture Room

CEBIB invites varsity staff and students for a seminar on "Science behind Cultivation of Mushrooms and Truffles" by a guest speaker, Gregory Bonito, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University. The Seminar will be hosted at CEBIB Lecture Room on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1.00 - 2.00pm.
Please be punctual.
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 13:27
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Date and time: 
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:41
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On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Dr. George Obiero (Director, CEBIB), Dr. Rachel Ikawa, and Bernard Otieno, the Managing Director (Ag) South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (Sony Sugar) deliberated on the strategic roles of CEBIB in capacity building for the industrial sector in Kenya. The MD, who paid a courtesy visit to his alma mater, expressed his contentment with the holistic and practical approach of training graduates at the University of Nairobi (UoN), citing the exemplary performance of University alumni employed by the sugar company. He was happy to note that quite a number employees of the sugar company are registered for various degree courses within the UoN in line with strategic capacity building needs of the company. It was noted that time is ripe for them enroll for postgraduate training to enhance company employees' skills, enhance operational efficiency, and productivity.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 09:41
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Seminar on Open Science

Date and time: 
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:00
Location / Venue: 

CEBIB Lecture Hall

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar on Open Science (open, collaborative and reproducible research).

The seminar, organized by the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics(CEBIB) in collaboration with the Kenya Bioinformatics Network, will be hosted at CEBIB Lecture Hall on Wednesday, May 30,  2018 at 1.00 - 2.00pm.

The seminar is tailored to equip participants with knowledge on;

  1. Introduction to Open Science
  2. Benefits of Open Science to Researchers
  3. Open Science Tools
  4. Open Access Publication
  5. Open Science in Bioinformatics

The open-to-all seminar will be facilitated by Caleb Kibet(PhD), Rosaline Macharia(PhD), and Kelvin Muteru(MSc).


Expiry Date: 
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:00
Date and time: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:17
Location / Venue: 

AFRALTI, Nairobi

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.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 02/28/2021 - 12:17
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Date and time: 
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:44
Location / Venue: 

CEBIB Boardroom

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.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 09:44


Date and time: 
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:00
Location / Venue: 

CEBIB Lecture Room

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.


Expiry Date: 
Sat, 10/31/2020 - 06:25
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Date and time: 
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:15
Location / Venue: 

IT-lab, Carol Wilson Building, ICIPE

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.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:15
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CEBIB exhibits at the UoN Open Day 2017

Date and time: 
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:00
Location / Venue: 

Main Campus, UoN

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.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:04
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CEBIB Laboratory personnel trained on Cell Micromanipulation

Date and time: 
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:00
Location / Venue: 

Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi


Two CEBIB technical staff, Ms. Anne Owiti and Mr. Enock Omare participated in a 1-day workshop on Cell Manipulation; Applications, Challenges and Solutions for Biological Researchers. The event was facilitated by Ko Kwan Mor, Application Manager – Eppendorf Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd in collaboration with Jitesh Shah, CEO – F&S Scientific Ltd (Kenya) was hosted at Southern Sun Mayfair (Nairobi) on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 08:12
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Busseola fusca Past

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Borer,Busseola fusca, in collaboration with Biochemistry Department and ICIPE,
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purification of insect haemolymph proteins. The isolated, proteins were characterized
and their properties investigated.

Busseola fusca
Tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans Past

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characterize and study properties of haemolymph proteins of the tsetse fly. The other
objective was to find a unique protein that could be targeted by specific insecticides. The
techniques for isolation, purification and characterization were basically similar to those
employed in the project described in part (i). (The project was funded by Deans
Committee, TWAS and IFS Grants).

Tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans
Bacterial Plasmids Past

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Bacterial Plasmids
Analysis of chloroplast DNA of Tylossema fassoglensa Past

Analysis of chloroplast DNA of Tylossema fassoglensa, for genetic diversity. (In<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
collaboration with <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sussex University, Britain).

Analysis of chloroplast DNA of Tylossema fassoglensa
Ligninolytic enzymes of the white rat fungus Past

Ligninolytic enzymes of the white rat fungus (in collaboration with Botany Department,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />University of Nairobi, Kenya).

Ligninolytic enzymes of the white rat fungus


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