IPR

Kenya Snakebite Research and Interventions

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Established 2017 as a Centre of excellence in snakebite research and interventions. The key strategic objective is to undertake multi-disciplinary research activities leading to better diagnosis and therapies for snakebite; while working towards community-based model interventions systems – the primary goal of saving the lives and limbs of those afflicted with snakebite.

Research Objectives

  • Provision of expert advice on clinical and biological aspects of snakebite
  • Determining the incidence, mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic impact of snakebite
  • Establishing the first Antivenom Quality Control Unit in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Establishing the first centre for research on snakebite therapy, diagnosis and basic biology

OUR RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

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IPR

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

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Name: Dr. George Adino
Title: Programme Lead

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SCIENTISTS PROFILE

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DEPARTMENTAL NEWS

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Alu Leap May Explain Why Apes Don’t Have Tails

he presence of a transposable element might explain how humans and our great ape cousins lost our tails about 25 million years ago. 

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