KAVI-ICR and India’s NCBS collaborate to enhance vaccine development

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The team from NCBS led by Lt. General Velu Nair, met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi when they paid a courtesy call on him on March 21, 2018.

The University of Nairobi’s KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) and the National

Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India, have established and initiated a collaboration

to spear head vaccine development through enhanced technology.

According to the Director, KAVI-ICR, Prof. Omu Anzala, the partnership will see the team

expand metagenomics sequencing from selected target groups in India and Africa and

inform the newly emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya and Dengue in their virology,

pathology, point of care diagnostics and vaccine designs.



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University of Nairobi

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