On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, CEBIB postgraduates participated in a 1-day educational visit to ICIPE. The students used the opportunity to familiarise themselves with ICIPE’s strategic role in three (3) key thematic areas of research namely health, agriculture and environment. The students visited three research laboratories at the institution; Emerging Infectious Diseases unit, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics unit and Bee Health unit.
Mr. Kelvin Muteru, MSc. Bioinformatics student, attended and presented his research at two scientific meetings held in Dakar, Senegal on 12th to 18th May, 2016. Kelvin presented the findings of his MSc thesis that involved characterization of polydnaviruses in the tsetse fly genome with the aim of identifying possible novel tsetse fly control avenues.
CEBIB staff and postgraduate student interact with prospective clients during the University of Nairobi Open Day held at the Great Court on 28th - 30th April 2016. The event's theme was "Quality and Innovative Education to Sustain Industrial Growth."
The platform enabled the public to sample products, services and opportunities at CEBIB and other Units in the University.
A team from Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland has collaborated with Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics to steer research in natural resources and food security in the country through a programme called FoodAfrica.
Science Units in the College of Biological and Physical Sciences have been called upon to participate in the project which will implement information technology precision farming. The units can provide expertise in robotics and micro controlled irrigation system (Physics), health informatics and mobile technology (Computing), aero statistics (Mathematics) and climate change resilience (Institute of Climate Change), noted the Principal of the College, Prof. Bernard Aduda.