Silk Farming (Sericulture) at University of Nairobi, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology - A collaborative research project

The University of Nairobi through the Directorate of University Advancement and Institutional Development, has partnered with Silk Origin Ltd. in the establishment of a Sericulture Center of Excellence. The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Nairobi, through the leadership of Dr. Marianne Mureithi will speared microbiology research project using silk worm products to understand their effects on microbes.  


This year’s UoN HIV/AIDS Collaborative meeting was held in the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha from the 26th – 28th of January 2022. The department was represented by the Chairman, Dr Marianne Mureithi, Director Research UNITID- Prof Julius Oyugi, Dr Kariuki Njaanake and Ms Winnie Mutai.


Giving back to the community

Dr. Kariuki Njaanake of Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, participating in and training residents of Mutithi Ward in Mwea, Kirinyaga County on how to build biodigesters as part of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene strategy to control water-borne infections in the area. Proper sewage disposal is fundamental in the control of waterborne infections which have plagued the area for decades. Using his skills and innovativeness, Dr. Njaanake has been in the forefront in the war against these infections

Dr. Omosa-Manyonyi wins IAVI grant on Capacity Building for Scientific Manuscript Writing

Dr. Omosa, a lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Clinical Researcher, KAVI – ICR, UoN has been awarded a grant by IAVI to establish a scientific manuscript writing program at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.  

Prof. Jaoko and Prof. Anzala honoured for their role in research

Prof. Walter Jaoko and Prof. Omu Anzala from the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi were honoured by the university vice chancellor, Prof Kiama during a webinar (COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout) organized by the College of Health Sciences, UoN for the great work in research. The two researchers have made a significant contribution to the fight against infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, Ebola and COVID-19 providing strategic leadership, innovation and research.