The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers featuring in the top 1 % of the world's research universities. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. The University of Helsinki has an Africa Programme 2021-2030 with the aim of boosting collaboration and partnerships with African higher education institutions.
The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, under the esteemed leadership of Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi, in collaboration with the KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, proudly hosted the Early Career Champions (ECC) programme from January 29th to February 2nd. This innovative initiative marks a significant milestone in the journey towards integrating One Health principles into the fabric of global health research and policy.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are celebrating a groundbreaking international collaboration as they secure the prestigious Canadian International Development Scholarship 2030 (BCDI 2030) grant. This collaboration promises to empower African students with fully funded opportunities to pioneer medical microbiology and infectious diseases research.
The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, is proud to announce a fully funded prestigious PhD scholarship in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. This unique opportunity is part of an ongoing effort to foster research excellence and international collaboration in critical health sciences.
The 70th University of Nairobi Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday 15th December, 2023 starting at 7:00AM with over 5,700 students graduating. Among those graduations, the Department of Medical Microbiology would like to congratulate the following students:
1. Dr. Kenneth Omollo for his PhD in Medical Microbiology where his research centered around the impact of hormonal contraception on peripheral and muscosal immunity.
Athman Mwatondo, a PhD scholar from the University of Nairobi's Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, has led a critical study on brucellosis, a neglected zoonotic disease impacting humans and livestock. This research, part of his ongoing doctoral research, was supervised by mentors Dr. Marianne Mureithi and Dr.
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology PhD student in Clinical Research and Ophthalmologist Dr. Oscar Onyango has been selected to be the Principal Investigator (PI) in the Elevatum Study sponsored by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.