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On July 4, 2016, Prof. Abdoulaye Djimde - Director, Developing Excellence in Leadership and Genetic training for Malaria Elimination (DELGEME) in sub-Saharan Africa, the University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (Mali) visited CEBIB. The Director-DELGEME and his team also toured other African institutions that offer training programs in Bioinformatics.


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The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB) in collaboration with industry partner, Inqaba Biotec-East Africa Limited (IBEA Ltd), has organized a 4-day workshop on Introduction to Phylogenetics. The course scheduled between 24th - 27th October, 2016 will be hosted at CEBIB Bioinformatics Laboratory based at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences – Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi.


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Five CEBIB students attended the 5th Annual Biosafety Pre-Conference Training at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Nairobi Kenya on 15-16 August, 2016.  The students are: Elizabeth Amady, Henry Ondabu, Patrick Apando, Betty Kerubo and Collins Owino.

The theme of the conference was: “Strengthening global, regional, national collaboration partnerships and capacity towards meeting international obligations in Biosafety.” It was organized by the National Biosafety Authority (NBA), Kenya.

Kenya School of Monetary Studies
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On July 8, 2016, CEBIB staff and students were trained on how to operate a newly acquired Veriti Thermal Cycler (96 X 0.2ml block) at CEBIB Electrophoresis and Proteins Chemistry Lab. The training was facilitated by Ms. Esther Kiragu, Field Application Specialist from Africa Biosystem Limited.

Some of the distinct features of the PCR machine with a faster processor includes;

CEBIB Electrophoresis and Protein Chemistry Lab
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