Professor Pier Piccaluga Visit

Professor Pier Piccaluga paid a courtesy visit to Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Marianne Mureithi.

Prof. Piccaluga is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Bologna University School of Medicine—Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and the Biobank of research at the IRCCS S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. 

Courtesy Visit to the KEMRI-Thika site

The Chair of the Department, Dr. Marianne Mureithi, paid a courtesy call to the KEMRI-Thika Partners in Health and Research Development (PHRD) research site in Thika town. She was accompanied by Ms. Magdaline Burugu and David Mwoshi from the Department. The Medical Microbiology & Immunology team discussed various areas of common interest and possible avenues of collaboration and partnership. 

Head of the Zoonotic Disease Unit of the Ministry of Health Visits the Department

Dr Athman Mwatondo, a medical epidemiologist with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and the co-lead in the Zoonotic Disease Unit for Kenya’s One Health Platform,  Zoonotic Disease Unit (ZDU) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Kenya paid a courtesy visit to the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr Marianne Mureithi. Dr Mwatondo is currently doing his Doctoral studies in the same department at the University of Nairobi

Department's Scientists Featured in USAID Article For Their Work in HIV Research

Members of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Dr. Robert Robert Langat and PhD student Matrona Akiso were recently featured in an article by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as some of the scientists at the forefront of developing a HIV Vaccine.

Gilead Sciences Executive Meeting

The Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and the Director of the KAVI-ICR hosted a round table discussion with Gilead Sciences, led by Christopher Whitfield, General Manager of Gilead Sciences, and Dr. Summer Sitima, General Manager of Gilead Sciences in Central and East Africa, to discuss the possibility of a partnership and collaboration. They were joined by AMSUN representatives who represented medical students and the RADA UNESCO-UoN team led by Lisbeth Kageni.