Research

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

The 24th International AIDS Conference

Members of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be attending the 24th International AIDS Conference from the 29th of July - 2nd of August 2022 in Montreal, Canada.

The Conference will define future research agendas, shift latest evidence to action, and chart a new consensus on overcoming the HIV epidemic as a threat to public health and individual well-being.

Find more information on this conference here

Maternal Immunization presentation by Doctoral student Joyce Nyiro

Our colleagues at KEMRI Wellcome Trust led by Joyce Nyiro, a doctoral student in the department of medical microbiology and immunology will be live on Baraka FM on the 28th of April 2022 discussing maternal immunization as part of World Immunization Week.

You can tune in and listen 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. 

The Vaginal Microbial & Immune Milieu as Determinants of HIV Acquisition--opportunities for interventions

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be co-hosting a webinar on The Vaginal Microbial & Immune Milieu as Determinants of HIV Acquisition--opportunities for interventions. The Speaker will be Prof. Lyle McKinnon, an Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba

University of Washington Kenya Research & Training Centre Retreat

Naivasha, Kenya March 21-22, 2022

Members of the department Prof. Walter Jaoko and Dr. Marianne Mureithi joined other researchers from the University of Washington, KNH, KEMRI, JKUAT amongst others to discuss the KRTC 2022 Strategic plan. 

KRTC brings faculty, students, and researchers together to support research and training that improves health and informs policy in Kenya and other resource-limited settings across the globe.