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A global perspective of the nationalities of CEBIB postgraduates and alumni research destinations

Collaborative research networks at CEBIB have a wide international reach with notable research performed jointly between faculty and students from  Kenya and other sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, Liberia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Botswana, and Malawi.

Now Open: Online Applications for CEBIB Post Graduate Programmes - September 2021 intake (2021-2022)

To apply visit the website and create an application account;


Masters Programme:

  1. Master of Science in Biotechnology - I560
  2. Master of Science in Bioinformatics - I583
  3. Master of Science in Biotechnology (Agriculture & Environmental Option) - I565
  4. Master of Science in Biotechnology (Health & Environmental Option) - I584

Doctoral Programmes:

CEBIB rated very good in the UoN Performance Contract Evaluation FY 2019/2020

On January 29, 2021, the University of Nairobi’s Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB) was announced as the 1st runners up in the University FY 2019/2020 Performance Contract evaluation (Centres and Institutes category) with a performance score of 2.798. The performance ranking was unveiled at a ceremony presided over by the varsity Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama.

CEBIB postgraduates participate in hands-on training at KALRO-VSRI Labs

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020; seven CEBIB first-year postgraduate students participated in hands-on training on Molecular biology techniques for DNA and protein extraction and quantification that was hosted at Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization's Veterinary Research Institute labs (KALRO-VSRI, Muguga).

Global One Health Initiative (GOHi) Webinar

In this month's webinar topic "Bioinformatics" hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's (UNCC) Bioinformatics Research Center; Dr. George O. Obiero (Director, University of Nairobi's Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - CEBIB) and Lunayo Accadius (MSc Bioinformatics, CEBIB) will be presenting on "Exploring and Utilizing of Translational Bioinformatics in Animal Health in Sub-Saharan Africa". Daniel Janies, Ph.D. from UNCC will provide insights on "Understanding the origins of and countermeasures to SARS-CoV-2 and other human Coronaviruses".

Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund - Postgraduate Scholarship: 2020/2021 Academic Year

Interested candidates are invited to apply/re-apply for the scholarship through online application portal: from Monday, August 3, 2020.

A non-refundable application fee of Kenya Shillings two thousand only (KShs. 2,000) will be charged to be paid through MPESA services; see poster for details.

Effective Science Communication webinar

At the University of Nairobi's Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, we are committed to training on skills for excelling in science.

Please fill this registration form and come learn the tips on Effective Science Communication from an expert:
Prof. Nicki Tiffin, University of Cape Town.

The 1-hour webinar will start promptly at 12 pm ( EAT), August 28, 2020.

Advertisement for 2020/2021 University of Nairobi Scholarships

The University of Nairobi's Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics would like to encourage all September 2020 intake applicants who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria to apply, refer to the advertisement for details.

Applications can be sent to the Director, Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics via the email: 

CEBIB Webinar on Applications of R software in Data Science

R is a versatile open-source software not only for data scientists but also for other research scientists. Unlike the previous years where we hosted on-site hands-on R-software training in the University of Nairobi's Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - Bioinformatics lab, this year, we will host a webinar on the various applications of R software in data science.

Our facilitator's this year are Kelvin Muteru (PhD Bioinformatics fellow) and Charles Ndegwa; the session will be moderated by Dr. Roseline Macharia.