K-RITH and Africa Centre have joined to form a new interdisciplinary institute, called the Africa Health Research Institute. Click here to read more.



A R153-million grant ($11.2-million) to fund a ground-breaking, collaborative TB and HIV scientific research programme has been awarded to K-RITH investigator, Professor Thumbi Ndung’u. The grant was formalised at an inception meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 10, 2015. The grant will be used to set up a network of universities and research institutes, called


K-RITH Masters student and Canon Collins Scholarship recipient, Tawanda Mandizvo, attended the recent Canon Collins Scholars’ Conference where he presented on the LightForge system that K-RITH researchers have developed. The annual conference, which took place in July in Cape Town, was organised by the Canon Collins Trust as a platform for its South Africa-based scholars


Dr Julia Roider, a medical doctor from Germany who is specialising in internal medicine, has joined K-RITH as a post-doctoral research fellow in Al Leslie’s lab for the next two years. Roider graduated from medical school in 2009 and since then has been working at Munich university hospital. She has a strong interest in infectious


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