Genomics and infectious disease transmission
Our vision is to develop and utilize genomic approaches to:
- Identify and describe the transmission of infectious diseases necessary to inform outbreak control policies.
- Provide an immediate overview of pathogen evolution, transmission, immune resistance and drug pressure.
The UVRI engages in health research pertaining to human infections and disease processes associated with or linked to viral aetiology and provides expert advice, enables partnerships and communication and serves as a center for training and education.To be a world class center of excellence in health research. To conduct scientific investigations on viral and other communicable diseases so as to contribute to knowledge, policy, practice and build capacity while promoting institutional sustainability
Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) is an academic centre for evidence based health interventions. We initiate and conduct medical research to develop evidences for interventions and provide research training and necessary research logistics to collaborators and partners. We collaborate according to the four C’s of our institute which are conduct, contract, coordinate and consult. KCRI forms the third pillar of the Good Samaritan foundation next to health services and training.
The Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER) specialises in bringing sophisticated mathematics to challenges in biological sciences. Our research spans from the theoretical to practical policy advice, and from the genome to the population. We are a team of around 20 staff from across campus with individuals based in Maths, Stats, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine.At the core of our research is a desire to better understand and predict the biological world, often with the ultimate goal of controlling disease.We are named after Sir Christopher Zeeman who founded the Warwick Mathematics department, and was an enthusiast of using mathematical ideas to approach problems in biology. In particular, we believe this quote from a 1966 paper by Zeeman is still appropriate today “biology is now entering a new era and it is beginnng to need more sophisticated mathematics in order to discover the forms underlying the behaviour of complicated things”.
Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. Its vision is to be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa. It strives towards this goal by providing innovative teaching, learning, research and services that are responsive to Uganda’s as well as and Global needs in the areas of Medical Care, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Teacher Training among many others.