Uon at 50

Big Wins for UoN at The Nairobi International Trade Fair 2022

The seven-day 2022 Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) which begun in earnest on September 26, 2022, provided a platform for the University of Nairobi to showcase its innovative and transformative technologies in offering quality and world class education, in line with NITF’s theme “Promoting innovation and technology in Agriculture and Trade.

ADVANCE Annual Principal Investigators' Meeting

Over the course of three days September 14th-16th, 2022, ADVANCE partners, USAID, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and program Principal Investigators shared relevant presentations and participated in rich discussions reviewing program progress, challenges, and opportunities to maximize success for HIV biomedical prevention technologies and capacity strengthening across the all the partners network in Kigali, Rwanda.

Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection Field Work

Hellen Kariuki, a Doctoral student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology carried out a a sensitisation community meeting at Rabai, Ruruma, Kasidi Ward and Mawemambomu Ward in Kilifi County.

She is investigating the effects “Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV infection: “The effects of Schistosoma haematobium on α4β7expression among Kenyan women.”

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