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Limiting HIV Target Cells in the Female Genital Tract by Inducing Immune Quiescence

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology is hosting a joint webinar with KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research on Limiting HIV Target Cells in the Female Genital Tract by Inducing Immune Quiescence by PhD Student Lucy Mwangi

The Webinar will be hosted on the 7th of July 2022, 07:00-08:00 AM EAT. Join via Zoom here

In situ Imaging Analysis - A Tool for Mapping Human Mucosal HIV Entry Mechanisms

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology is hosting a joint webinar with KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research on In situ Imaging Analysis - A Tool for Mapping Human Mucosal HIV Entry Mechanisms by visit PhD Student Mathias Franzen Boger from the Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

The Webinar will be hosted on the 20th of May 2022, 07:00-08:00 AM EAT.

Zoom Meeting ID: 970 1428 3576

Passcode: 597724

Prevalence of Malaria and associated risk factors among febrile children under five at Banadir Hospital

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be hosting a webinar on an MSc Project on the prevalence of Malaria and associated risk factors among febrile children under five at Banadir Hospital by Sadia Mohamed.

This webinar will be on Thursday the 12th of May 2022 at 8AM EAT. Join here

In-Vitro Antiplasmodial Activity and Phytochemical Investigations of Plant Extracts

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research are co-hosting a Webinar on In-Vitro Antiplasmodial Activity and Phytochemical Investigations of Plant Extracts as part of Euginia Makinia's PhD proposal defence on Friday the 6th of May 2022 at 7am EAT.

You can join this Zoom Webinar here

Prof. Jaoko honoured for role in fight against HIV/AIDS

Member of the Department & Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Prof. Walter Jaoko was one of the ten individuals who were honoured at the Ten out of Ten (10/10) Awards held at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, London on 9th September, 2019.

The Ten out of Ten Awards aims at facilitating an important conversation about the intersection that must converge in order to meet the UN targets of globally ending all new HIV diagnosis by 2030.

Department Members Recognised on Best Scientists in Kenya List

Members of the Department Prof. Walter Jaoko and Prof. Omu Anzala were both recently featured on the Alper Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2022 ranking.

The University of Nairobi had a total of 18 scientists across various disciplines in the top 50 rankings with both department members on the list.

Department Chair Speaks at the Its Up To Us Public Awareness Webinar

Department Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi spoke at the Its Up To Us Public Awareness Webinar whose aim is to enable teachers on the African Continent to be prepared to perform their roles as leaders

This COVID-19 Webinar arranged by African Union, African CDC, MasterCard Foundation, Shule Africa and Global Peace Foundation

Department Chair Featured on BBC World Service

Department Chair Dr. Marianne Mureithi was featured on the BBC World Service as part of The SheWord, a pan African programme exploring the life experiences of women in today's Africa. Dr. Mureithi discussed why it's harder for women to access funding for scientific research.

The interview can be viewed here

Blocking Inflammation as a HIV Prevention Tool and other stories

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research are hosting a webinar on Blocking Inflammation as a HIV Prevention Tool and other stories hosted by Dr. Marianne Mureithi and Delories Sikuku with guest speaker Prof. Keith Fowke, Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology University of Manitoba, Canada

Sex Differences in Antiviral Immunity

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be co-hosting a webinar on Sex Differences in Antiviral Immunity. The Speaker will be Prof. Dr. Marcus Altfeld, the head of the Research Department of Viral Immunology at Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology. He is also the Director at the Institute of Immunology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.