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Biochemistry Seminar Series

The Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science has organized a research seminar/webinar on Diagnostic and treatment response biomarkers for respiratory diseases: from bench to practice by Dr Wilber Sabiiti, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, UK. The flyer is attached below.

Title: Diagnostic and treatment response biomarkers for respiratory diseases: from bench to practice

Date: Thursday 11th March 2021

Time: 12 noon-1 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 978 2967 8161
Passcode: 404549

Dr Wilber Sabiiti PhD MSc BSc DipEd

Dr Sabiiti is a biomedical scientist with interest in translational research, working on the interface of applied biological science and healthcare provision. His work takes a holistic approach from primary discovery and optimisation in the laboratory to addressing barriers of translating biomedical research innovations into policy and practice. Achieving this kind of work requires interdisciplinary approach and expertise, which he has achieved by bringing together international minds in various research consortia primarily between UK and Africa but also continental Europe, Asia and North America. He has led and/or co-led over 5 multinational research consortia attracting over £3 million in research grants between UK, EU and Africa. He sits on several international professional committees and/or panels: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Academic Adviser Panel, UK National Institute Health Research (NIHR) College of Experts for the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO), COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition Virology, Immunology & Diagnostics Working group, TDR/WHO AMR Knowledge Management Consultants and Newton Fund Biomedical Sciences Review Panel. He has a PhD in Bioscience from University of Birmingham UK, MSc. Molecular Biology (Great Distinction) from Free University of Brussels (Flemish) and BSc. Biochemistry/Zoology (Hons) from Makerere University. He is the first African to win the Darwin International PhD studentship at the University of Birmingham.