BOOST FOR RESEARCH AS JOOUST LAUNCHES MODERN MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

Posted on June 28, 2022June 28, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on BOOST FOR RESEARCH AS JOOUST LAUNCHES MODERN MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

Jaramogi Oginga  Odinga University  of  Science  and Technology  (JOOUST)  has unveiled a modern molecular and  microbiology  laboratory to boost scientific research in the Lake Region. The laboratory equipped at a cost of Sh33 Million through the  National  Research  Fund (NRF) Infrastructure Support, will  boost  research  in  fresh water, human health and molecular microbiology. The  modern  technology equipment in the lab will also enable  researchers  and  students undertake advanced cell research on plants and animals through DNA and RNA tests. Speaking  … Continue reading “BOOST FOR RESEARCH AS JOOUST LAUNCHES MODERN MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY”

HIGH-LEVEL FRENCH DELEGATION PAYS COURTESY CALL TO NACOSTI

Posted on June 24, 2022June 24, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on HIGH-LEVEL FRENCH DELEGATION PAYS COURTESY CALL TO NACOSTI

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) representatives led by the President and CEO Prof Antoine Petit and the Attaché for Science and Higher Education at the Embassy of France in Kenya Dr. Mathieu Guérin paid a courtesy call to the Director General, the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Prof. Walter Oyawa on 22/06/2022 at the headquarters of the commission. The consultative meeting was also graced by Chairpersons of NACOSTI Board Committees Ms. Rachel Shibalira and … Continue reading “HIGH-LEVEL FRENCH DELEGATION PAYS COURTESY CALL TO NACOSTI”

TRAINING FOR THE NSSF TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION PC INDICATOR

Posted on June 24, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on TRAINING FOR THE NSSF TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION PC INDICATOR

The National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI) facilitated a three-day training on the Science, Technology, and Innovation performance contracting indicator and reporting to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Focal Person and Champions on the 14th -16th June 2022. The training was convened by the NSSF. In accordance with the purposes of the STI Act enactment, the Financial Year 2021/2022 Performance Contracting Guidelines (18th Cycle) released by the Ministry of Public Service and Gender incorporated a performance indicator on … Continue reading “TRAINING FOR THE NSSF TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION PC INDICATOR”

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2022

Posted on June 20, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2022

“Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is an annual intergovernmental forum at which countries review and report on progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2022 HLPF will take place from 5 to 15 July, under the theme ‘Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development‘. The … Continue reading “HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2022”

KENYAN INNOVATOR, SCHOLAR GET TOP UK HONOURS

Posted on June 19, 2022June 19, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYAN INNOVATOR, SCHOLAR GET TOP UK HONOURS

Ms Norah Magero and Prof Yotto Ochieng. The aura of confidence is discernible as one meets Norah Magero. Having being crowned the Royal Academy Engineering’s 2022 winner due to her ingenuity, Magero is sitting on the innovator’s pedestal. The bubbly innovator of a solar-powered fridge – VacciBox – used for storage of vaccines, received the news on Wednesday and is still savouring the success of hard work and resilience fuelled by the desire to change the life of the rural … Continue reading “KENYAN INNOVATOR, SCHOLAR GET TOP UK HONOURS”

OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST APPOINTED FELLOW OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL

Posted on June 13, 2022June 13, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST APPOINTED FELLOW OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL

National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Director General/CEO Prof. Walter Oyawa has been appointed a fellow of the International Science Council. He is among 66 Foundation Fellows who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good. The Fellowship is the highest honor that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council. The first cohort of Fellows includes distinguished scientists, engineers and thought-leaders from the science-policy sphere who have made … Continue reading “OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST APPOINTED FELLOW OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL”

ICGEB ESTABLISHES FIRST REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN AFRICA

Posted on June 13, 2022June 13, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on ICGEB ESTABLISHES FIRST REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN AFRICA

In a letter addressed to Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and copied to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Prof. George Magoha, the Principal Secretary Amb. Simon Nabukwesi and the Director General of NACOSTI, Prof. Walter Oyawa, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) has announced the award to Egerton University to host the 1st ICGEB Regional Research Centre in Africa and its 2nd in the world after China. This is a landmark achievement by Kenya as a … Continue reading “ICGEB ESTABLISHES FIRST REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN AFRICA”

WHEN WE’LL BE ABLE TO 3D-PRINT ORGANS AND WHO WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THEM

Posted on June 13, 2022June 13, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on WHEN WE’LL BE ABLE TO 3D-PRINT ORGANS AND WHO WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THEM

(CNN)What if doctors could just print a kidney, using cells from the patient, instead of having to find a donor match and hope the patient’s body doesn’t reject the transplanted kidney?The soonest that could happen is in a decade, thanks to 3D organ bioprinting, said Jennifer Lewis, a professor at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Organ bioprinting is the use of 3D-printing technologies to assemble multiple cell types, growth factors and biomaterials in a layer-by-layer fashion to … Continue reading “WHEN WE’LL BE ABLE TO 3D-PRINT ORGANS AND WHO WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THEM”

BRITISH MAN GIVEN 3D PRINTED EYE IN WORLD FIRST, HOSPITAL SAYS

Posted on June 13, 2022June 13, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on BRITISH MAN GIVEN 3D PRINTED EYE IN WORLD FIRST, HOSPITAL SAYS

Steve Verze has become the first man in the world to be fitted with a 3D printed eye, according to Moorfields Eye Hospital. He tried the eye for size earlier this month, as photographed here. (CNN)A British man has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with a 3D printed eye, according to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.Steve Verze, who is 47 and an engineer from Hackney, east London, was given the left eye on Thursday and … Continue reading “BRITISH MAN GIVEN 3D PRINTED EYE IN WORLD FIRST, HOSPITAL SAYS”