Most people in sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas, and agriculture is central to the economy; it provides food, employment and income to more than two-thirds of Africa’s people. Thus, one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger in Africa is to improve agricultural productivity.
The year 2010/2011 has been very exciting at IBR. We have had an increase in the number of PhD students enrolment from 3 to 9 students. We have also had the highest number of M.Sc. students submitting their thesis for examination, hence we expect the highest number of graduands this coming July 2011. We have also had the highest number of scientific publications, with our research base being boosted with 4 new research grants: 2 NCST grants for 2 Ph.D. students, 1 RPE grant for one Ph.D. student and 1 NCST grant for an IBR… Continue reading →
Molecular Biology has changed forever the teaching of life sciences around the world. Any life scientist who refuses to embrace the use of molecular tools is slowly but surely committing academic suicide. The characterisation and identification of any living thing is now incomplete without the use of molecular tools. The search and discovery of novel drugs, drug targets, enzymes and other useful Biological products can now be better achieved using molecular Biology tools. Diagnosis of Plant, animal and human pathogens can better be done if we embrace molecular diagnostics. This short course in Molecular Biology… Continue reading →