University of Nairobi

Washington State University Staff and Students Courtesy Call to Department Chair

Dr. Phil Mixter and Prof. Martina Ederer paid a courtesy call to Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Marianne Mureithi. Dr. Mixter and Prof. Ederer, are co-leads for the WSU Study Abroad Kenya Research Immersion at Washington State University and were visiting with several students who qualified for the program.

PhD Scholarship in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, is proud to announce a fully funded prestigious PhD scholarship in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. This unique opportunity is part of an ongoing effort to foster research excellence and international collaboration in critical health sciences.

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 Wins at The University of Nairobi Staff Awards

It was all smiles as the Department of Microbiology and Immunology celebrated outstanding performance in the University of Nairobi staff awards.

The Department emerged the as the best overall performing unit and best performing teaching department in the performance contracting awards category.

The Chair of the Department Dr. Marianne Mureithi thanked all the staff, students and the collaborating partners for making the Department shine.

Prof. Anzala on COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

Prof. Omu Anzala, a senior researcher (former Director - KAVI - ICR) and a Professor of Virology and Immunology in the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi was among the key speakers during a webinar (COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout) organized by the College of Health Sciences, UoN.

Dr. Moses Masika and Dr. Marianne Mureithi attend Stakeholders Workshop organized by Fleming Country Grant

Dr. Moses Masika and Dr. Marianne Mureithi are among researchers who attended Stakeholders workshop held on 19th March 2021 to review Clinician Handbook and AMU national strategy document. The workshop was organized by the Fleming Country Grant; a £265 million UK aid programme supporting up to 24 countries across Africa and Asia to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

Prof. Oyugi shortlisted for COVID-19 NRF strategic grant call

Prof. Oyugi, Professor of Virology in the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi and Deputy Director, University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease (UNITID) has been shortlisted for the National Research Fund COVID-19 strategic grant call.

Musyoki emerges best in poster presentation at researchers’ symposium

Moses Victor Musyoki has been described as a researcher in the making.

He joined the University of Nairobi, Department of Medical Microbiology as a technologist in 2015 scaling the career ladder to attain MSc degree in Medical Microbiology from the same institution. Through mentorship and supervision from senior researchers in the department, he has shown keen interest in academics and research with key focus on Infectious diseases including Medical Mycology.

Dr. Mureithi in Rwanda for Global HIV Enterprise Workshop

Dr. Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi was in Kigali Rwanda where she attended the Global HIV Enterprise Workshop – Supporting African-led HIV Vaccine R&D during ICASA 2019 that took place from 1st to 6th December, 2019.

Dr. Mureithi gave an oral presentation titled ‘Trials and tribulations of conducting vaccine R&D in Africa’.