Clinical Research

James Kangethe Joep Lange Award INTEREST 2024

James Kangethe, a fellow of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nairobi in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, showcased his research at the 2024 International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST). INTEREST 2024 was held in Cotonou, Benin from 14th May to 17th May 2024.

Department Doctoral Scholar Selected as PI for Elevatum Study

Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology PhD student in Clinical Research and Ophthalmologist Dr. Oscar Onyango has been selected to be the Principal Investigator (PI) in the Elevatum Study sponsored by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Wins IAVI EQA Awards

KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) was awarded the 2022 International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) External Quality Assessment (EQA) Awards For Tier 1 and Tier 2. This is the second year running that the Institute has won this prestigious award. It recognises the best performing laboratories amongst their Clinical Research Centres in Africa. The Institute at the University of Nairobi, KNH Campus was first among Tier 1 and the Kangemi site among Tier 2.

The 24th International AIDS Conference

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

The Conference defined 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.

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Breakthrough Conversations with Dr. Marianne Mureithi

Dr. Marianne Mureithi, Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology will be conducting a live conversation organised by Falling Walls, an international platform for leaders of the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society.

During this conversation, Dr. Mureithi discussed her role as Department Chair, Senior Research Fellow and some of her research

The Clinical Investigators' Summit 2023

Member of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Prof. Walter Jaoko, spoke at the TCIS Africa Summit.

TCIS AFRICA is a converging point for clinical researchers, medical professionals, CROs, pharmas, regulatory agencies and academia to network, exchange achievements, milestones, and challenges, as well as establish strategic direction for clinical trial management in Africa.

Postgraduate Alumni Joins LSTM Researchers in Receiving International TB Collaboration Award

Dr Esto Bahizire, a postgraduate alumni in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, is part of a team of researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) who recently received the prestigious Dorothy Temple Cross International TB Collaboration award.

Robust Immune Response Observed Against SARS-Cov-2 in Adult Kenyan Population

On Thursday, 29th June 2023, we had the unique opportunity to attend an enlightening talk by Prof. Omu Anzala from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. This exceptional dialogue emphasized the discovery and implications of a robust immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in the adult Kenyan population.