Biochemistry Students Trained on E-resources

The Library Department at JKUAT held a two day training session on e-resources for students from Biochemistry Department in a bid to explore learning resources provided by the institution and availing such information to the students. The training was held on 2nd and 3rd March 2015 at the Computer lab 3rd floor in NSC building and was organized by Jomo Kenyatta University Biochemistry Society (JKUBS). Read more  

Scientists Move Closer to Curing Tsetse Sleeping Sickness

A tsetse fly feeds on human blood. (Photo: Courtesy) Scientists have sequenced and annotated the genome of sleeping sickness disease vectors. The study which has been published this month in Science, describes the genetic code for a representative Savannah species of tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), vectors of protozoan parasites, trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that 70 million people are at risk of infection and economic loss in agricultural output runs into several billion US $ per year.

University Professor shines in World Authorship

University Professor shines in World Authorship

Professor Gabriel Magoma, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has received recognition yet again for his contribution in information dissemination to the world community. This follows impressive readership results of his publication titled “Introduction to Biochemical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery” in the book “Drug Discovery” as stated by the publisher. The Professor, a Molecular Genetist, has broken barriers and delved into discovery and development of candidate drug compounds into useful drugs. His publication not only highlights issues of drug absorption and transformation but also brings to… Continue reading →

Canadian Professor visits JKUAT

Canadian Professor visits JKUAT

The Department of Biochemistry, JKUAT, will have the honour to host Professor Lucy Mutharia, a renowned Canadian Scientist, in the month of November 2013. Prof. Mutharia is of a Kenyan descent and completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies in Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi, and a PhD in Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She is an expert in Molecular Pathogenesis with focus on study of expression of genes that lead to adaptation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) pathogen to different environments as well as development of diagnostics for MAP. She is a… Continue reading →