Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Canada and Kenya Forge Pathways for Future Leaders in Health Sciences with BCDI 2030 Initiative

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Manitoba (UM) are celebrating a groundbreaking international collaboration as they secure the prestigious Canadian International Development Scholarship 2030 (BCDI 2030) grant. This collaboration promises to empower African students with fully funded opportunities to pioneer medical microbiology and infectious diseases research.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Ushers in New Era with Incoming Postgraduate Students

Nairobi, October 11, 2023 - The University of Nairobi’s esteemed Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology commenced its academic year 2023-2024 with an enriching orientation program, welcoming a new batch of postgraduate students. The multi-day event was meticulously planned to integrate the newcomers into the department’s culture, ethos, and academic rigour.

Day I: Beginning of a Transformative Journey

Scholarship for PhD Program in Medical Microbiology - Italian National Institute of Health and the University of Nairobi

The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) together with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi (UoN), are excited to announce a fully-funded, three-year PhD opportunity in Medical Microbiology research.

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

Department Student Wins the Norman L Letvin Award

Delories Sikuku, an MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, recently received the prestigious Norman L Letvin award for her outstanding research in the field of AIDS vaccine discovery. The award was presented to her at the Collaborative AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) meeting held in in Cape town South Africa in February 2023.

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.