About Us

PUBReC is the result of long term collaboration between Pwani University and KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, one of the leading research centres in Kenya and the region. The two institutions share a common interest in research and capacity building. This and close geographic proximity, map out the two institutions as natural partners. Over the last 6 years, a strong partnership has developed particularly in the areas of health and biosciences research and teaching. The relationship is governed by an MoU to ensure it is mutually beneficial.

PUBReC was conceived in 2013 initially as a virtual platform for managing, consolidating and expanding the bioscience research activities with plans to eventually develop high quality research infrastructure that will form the its core. The construction and equipping of a state-of-the-art molecular lab commenced in 2016 with funding from the Wellcome Trust and Pwani University and was managed by a steering committee consisting of representatives from the University and KEMRI – Wellcome Trust. The lab is currently supporting research activities of 12 researchers including Postdocs and Masters Students.

Vision: To be a Global Leader in bioscience research.

Mission: To apply Bioscience Research for improved livelihoods

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The team...

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Prof. Santie de Villiers

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Prof. Sam Kinyanjui

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Prof. Suhaila Hashim

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Dr. Sam Wambua

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Dr. Abdirahman Abdi

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Dr. Cheryl Andisi

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Dr. Rose Kigathi

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Prophet Ingosi

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Dr. Martin Rono