Immunology

AFrIBOP 2022 Course

PhD Scholar Matrona Akiso recently attended the (AfrIBOP) Course in Malawi. This was a one week course on African Immunology of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pathogenesis (AfrIBOP) followed by another week of flow cytometry/bioinformatics training. The immunology course entailed talks and immunology lectures from well-known researchers from University of Glasgow, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme, KEMRI Wellcome Trust and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.

African Immunobiology of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pathogenesis 2022

PhD Scholar, Ms Matrona Akiso is attending the 2022 African ImmunoBiology of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pathogenesis #afribop2022  meeting in Malawi. In this meeting, they will critically discuss the various interaction between the immune system and pathogens and how this underlies the pathogenesis of a wide range of infectious and non-communicable diseases.

The participants will also benefit from grant writing, science communication and career-mentoring sessions.

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

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