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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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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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.

 



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