Dr. Benard W. Kulohoma, a Bioinformatics lecturer at CEBIB and the 1st prize/award winner of the 2015 UNESCO-MARS Award in recognition for his work in Emerging Infectious Diseases, has been appointed as a member of UNESCO-MARS 2016 Scientific & Steering Committee.
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.