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Fully-Paid Research Internships at Oxford

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The Africa Oxford Initiative has partnered with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to offer 8-week summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from Africa.

This is fully-paid opportunity for students to work in a laboratory environment with an Oxford University Principal Investigator (PI) and their team in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Applications for the 2019 Nuffield Department of  Medicine Summer Internship programme are now open: Application deadline is 28th February 2019.

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GeMVi Research Fellowships

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The University of Warwick in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and partner institutes in East Africa are conducting an NIHR Global Health Research Group project on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa.

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Call for Abstracts: 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference, 24th–26th July 2019, Kampala, Uganda. Theme: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 2019 in Kampala, Uganda, offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. The theme for the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”. This theme addresses three different but related domains namely:

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MSc Scholarships - Increasing Access to Freshwater Biodiversity Data in Uganda

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The Department of Zoology, Entomology, and Fisheries Sciences (ZEFS), Makerere University is partnering with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) to implement a project aimed at increasing access to freshwater biodiversity data in Uganda.

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Funding Opportunity under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS)

Female Researchers in Mathematics and Physics from Universities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia with the Department of Mathematics' Head-Dr. David Ssevviiri (Rear: 3rd R), Assoc. Prof. Juma Kasozi (3rd L), Dr. Betty Nannyonga (Rear: 5th L) and other officials at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Mathematics and Physics announces a new grant under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS).

The International Science Programme (ISP) will support the newly initiated Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS), started by ISP graduate and mathematician Dr. Betty Nannyonga, Department of Mathematics, Makerere University.

The network consists of female researchers in mathematics and physics from universities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.

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Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics Course

Hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing, 23rd - 28th June 2019, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University is pleased to announce the 2019 hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing.

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Vice Chancellor, Swedish Ambassador Hold Productive Research Meeting

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Per Lindgärde (C) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd R) with L-R: Prof. John Kabasa, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dr. Gity Behravan, Dr. Eria Hisali and Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi after a meeting to discuss sustainable funding for research on 31st January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday, 31st January 2019, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe hosted a high-level delegation from the Embassy of Sweden, Kampala, Uganda, led by the Ambassador H.E. Per Lindgärde. The cordial meeting was attended by the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA), Prof. David Kabasa, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA), Prof. Eria Hisali and Dr. Gity Behravan, First Secretary Research Cooperation at Embassy of Sweden.

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Call For Abstracts: 1st Great Lakes and Catchment Management Conference

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Makerere University College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES), Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) and Partners in water, land and environmental conservation are organizing the 1st Great Lakes and Catchment Management (1st GLACAM) Conference due to take place from 5-7 June 2019 at the Water Resource Institute, Entebbe, Uganda.

The theme of a 2-day conference is “Protecting Water and Land Resources in Africa for Climate Change Adaptation and Improved Livelihoods”

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DRGT Recognizes Distinguished Employees of the Year 2018

Director, DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (3rd L) with the Best DRGT Employee 2018-Mr. Allan Kizza (4th L), Runner Up-Mr. Dickens Piriyo (2nd L) and DRGT Staff after the awards ceremony on 28th January 2019, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

At a colorful ceremony held on Monday, 28th January 2019, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) proudly recognized Mr. Allan Kizza as the Employee of the year 2018. Mr. Kizza demonstrated valuable contribution, exemplary work performance, hard-work and dedicated service as Records Officer.

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Adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties among smallholder maize farmers in Kamuli and Masindi Districts

A maize demonstration plot at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), CAES, Wakiso Uganda

The overall aim of this study was to assess the status of adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties (DTMs) by smallholder farmers in Masindi and Kamuli districts. Using survey data from 190 farm households, the study sought to characterise smallholder maize farmers in the two districts, assess Drought Tolerant maize attributes preferred by smallholder maize farmers, determine the rate of adoption and factors that influence the adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties in Masindi and Kamuli districts.

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