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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


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  1. PhD (Biotechnology) - I823
  2. PhD (Bioinformatics) - I835


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On Thursday, June 7, 2019, a delegation from Fort Valley State University (FVSU) paid a courtesy call to the Director CEBIB, Dr. George Obiero and were accompanied by Dr. Joel Ochieng from Department of animal production, University of Nairobi.

The delegation comprised of Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, FVSU’s agricultural economics professor, Dr. Brou Kouakou, Director of FVSU’s Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center, Dr. Cedric Ogden, professor of agricultural engineering technology and Extension engineer, and Terrell Hollis, FVSU’s meat processing facility manager.

The aim of the meeting was to explore collaborative engagements between CEBIB and FVSU. The discussion focused on the key roles of the institutions in fostering research-based education and strengthening extension services among stakeholders. The team toured CEBIB research facility, and interacted with technical staff and postgraduate students.

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On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the University of Nairobi’s management representatives lead by the acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, received the accreditation certificate from the Kenya Accreditation Services’ Chief Executive Officer Mr. Martin Chesire at the Council Chamber, 19th Floor, UoN Towers. This is a culmination of audit on aflatoxin testing laboratories based at the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB) which was conducted by KENAS on 13th - 14th December 2018. The certificate recognizes the Mycotoxin Laboratory as an accredited testing laboratory having satisfied the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Council Chamber, 19th Floor, UoN Towers
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On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, five (5) CEBIB postgraduates; Gitau John, Osano Maureen, Wekulo Mathew, Kipkiror Nicholas, Okeyo Seline, and CEBIB Technical staff; Rono Edwin, attended a half-day workshop sponsored by Water and Society (WASO) project and hosted at UNES Chiromo Conference Centre. The objective of the workshop was to equip the learners with skills on how to prepare an effective thesis and/or dissertations.

The guest facilitator, Prof. Rob Bongaardt from University College of South-Eastern Norway, emphasized that supervision of research work involves defining functional aspects that include the development of institutional structures, rules and regulations as well as planning a research framework.

UNES-Arziki Conference Centre
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The Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB) in collaboration with Chemoquip Limited(Kenya) and HiMedia Laboratories(India) organized a 1-day hands-on workshop on the use of HiPer® DNA Extraction Teaching Kits (Column based) and HiPer® PCR Teaching Kit.




The event which was held on February 11, 2019, at CEBIB attracted 30 participants, both faculty staff and postgraduate students. Each of the participants was engaged in the practical use of the kits in the extraction of genomic DNA (gDNA) from a bacterial culture, amplification of the extracted gDNA using gradient PCR, resolution of the extracted DNA/PCR products using agarose gel electrophoresis and visualization of the gDNA fragments in a gel doc.

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