The first group of individuals who underwent the animal handling training received their awards of completion on 24th April 2018. The awarding ceremony was presided over by the Chair of Innovation Center of Molecular biology and biochemistry (iCMoB), Prof Naomi Maina with the members of iCMoB sub taskforce committee in attendance.
The recipients of the awards consisted of both staff and post graduate students of JKUAT and PAUSTI. The trainees were successfully taken through theory and practical sessions regarding the proper use of animals in scientific research. This enabled them to carry out their own research in their various fields at SAFARI.
Dr. John Kagira, who was one of the trainers, was also in attendance. Being a member of the Proper Care and Use of Animals committee in JKUAT, Dr. Kagira emphasized the importance of good work ethics involving laboratory animals. He commended the valuable research work that is currently being undertaken in SAFARI by the trainees and wished the pioneer researchers all the best in their research endeavors.
A vote of thanks was given by Ms. Grace Kimani, one of the trainees and member of the iCMoB committee.