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Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Workshop, 10th-14th September, 2018



The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University in Partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden with funding support from Swedish Research Council for Tick-Borne Pathogens Project 2017-2019 will conduct a Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Workshop from 10th-14th September, 2018.

Workshop Aims:

To introduce graduate students/fellows to- bioinformatics and high throughput sequencing data analysis. The workshop will consist of 4 full days of training in bioinformatics and metagenomics questions, data handling, taxonomic classification and visualization.

Target Audience

Graduate students (MSc, PhD) and Post-doctoral Fellows with a molecular research project or planning to undertake molecular research with interest in metagenomics. Only 20 slots are available for this workshop.

Course Modules:

  1. Basic Unix
  2. Introduction to R (data manipulation and visualization)
  3. Quality control of HTS datasets
  4. Metabarcording : 16 S ampllicons analysis
  5. Viral metagenomics

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Course will be taught mainly using computer based platforms in combination with short lecture sessions.

Workshop Fees: Free (covered by the project)


Please RSVP by 15th August, 2018 by sending email to Dr. Lawrence Mugisha at copied to Deputy Principal Secretary, COVAB at:

The body of your email must include the following information:
Your Full Name (Surname, Given Name)
Your Affiliation (Including year of study, program or departmental affiliation, and University)
Contact information (Home Address, Email Address, and Phone Number)
Reason for attending the workshop (1 paragraph)
Name and contact information for one reference (Professor or Colleague)

Venue: Room 400: College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (COVAB) and Ruth Keesling Wildlife and Research Centre
Time: 9am to 05:00pm daily

For more details, contact:

Co-Principal Investigator and Workshop Host
Dr. Lawrence Mugisha, BVM, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Wildlife & Aquatic Animal Resources
College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Biosecurity (COVAB)
Email: mugishalaw@,

Tel: +256772566551

Registration: Registration for the workshop is now Open.

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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