The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics(CEBIB), University of Nairobi is pleased to invite staff and postgraduate students to the 3rd CEBIB Annual Poster Day 2018 to be hosted in CEBIB Bioinformatics lab, Chiromo campus on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 2.00pm. The seminar will involve poster presentations on ongoing research in biotechnology and/or bioinformatics by CEBIB Masters and Doctorate students.

 

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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.
 
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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.



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CEBIB Lecture Room
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The grains consumed on a day-to-day basis have to undergo testing to ensure that no poisonous compounds harmful to health occur in food processed for human consumption. Poisonous compound known as Aflatoxins, found in grains such as maize and other cereals have been reported to cause liver cancer, delayed development and stunted growth in children.

Quality control officers of milling plants undergoing a training on Aflatoxin testing at CEBIB



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CEBIB Lecture Room
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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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