Latest News & Announcements

Washington State University Staff and Students Courtesy Call to Department Chair

Dr. Phil Mixter and Prof. Martina Ederer paid a courtesy call to Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Marianne Mureithi. Dr. Mixter and Prof. Ederer, are co-leads for the WSU Study Abroad Kenya Research Immersion at Washington State University and were visiting with several students who qualified for the program.

Canada and Kenya Forge Pathways for Future Leaders in Health Sciences with BCDI 2030 Initiative

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are celebrating a groundbreaking international collaboration with the prestigious Canadian International Development Scholarship 2030 (BCDI 2030) grant. This initiative empowers African students by providing fully funded opportunities to pioneer medical microbiology and infectious diseases research.

Groundbreaking Insights into HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease

We are thrilled to announce the publication of a significant new study co-authored by our very own Dr. Marianne Mureithi in Circulation Research. The study, titled "HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease Pathogenesis: An Emerging Understanding Through Imaging and Immunology," delves into the complex interactions between HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

A Historical Perspective

James Kangethe Joep Lange Award INTEREST 2024

James Kangethe, a fellow of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nairobi in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, showcased his research at the 2024 International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST). INTEREST 2024 was held in Cotonou, Benin from 14th May to 17th May 2024.

Una Europa One Health Summer School 2024

The University of Nairobi is excited to announce the opportunity for two of our doctoral researchers to participate in the prestigious Una Europa One Health Summer School hosted by the University of Helsinki, Finland. This interdisciplinary program is designed to enhance understanding and application of the One Health concept, emphasizing the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental Health.

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PhD Opportunity: Antimicrobial Nanotechnology for Tuberculosis and Beyond

The University of Nairobi, in partnership with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and Sapienza University of Rome, invites applications for the prestigious Italy-Africa Research Doctorates Initiative. This opportunity aims to promote a new leadership in scientific research across Africa and foster collaborative research between Italy and Africa, with a focus on advances in infectious diseases microbiology and public health sciences.

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Biphasic MERS-CoV Incidence in Nomadic Dromedaries with Putative Transmission to Humans, Kenya, 2022–2023

A new publication by members of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and their collaborators was recently published focusing on the Biphasic MERS-CoV Incidence in Nomadic Dromedaries with Putative Transmission to Humans, Kenya, 2022–2023.