DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life

Findings could aid understanding of how our early environment influences later health Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research published in Science Advances. Some of these marks […]

Bai Lamin has keen interest in understanding and influencing the evolution of large and complex information systems in healthcare, particularly within the medical research setting

Bai Lamin has keen interest in understanding and influencing the evolution of large and complex information systems in healthcare, particularly within the medical research setting After completing his BSc in Software Engineering, he did an MSc in Strategic IT Management at Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. In 2009, he returned to The Gambia where he worked as […]

Abigail Ayorinde awarded a scholarship to attend the Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Course in Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Nairobi, Kenya

Abigail Ayorinde won a full scholarship to attend a Wellcome Trust Advance Training Course in Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology. The training will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 9th to 14th September 2018. Abigail currently works as a Scientific Officer in the Vaccines and Immunity Theme and is a member of the Childhood TB […]

Donation of 34 beds and mattresses to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

On Monday 25th June 2018, MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM donated 34 hospital beds and mattresses to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Joan Vives Tomas Director of Operations talked about the long standing relationship between MRCG at LSHTM and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. […]

Release of Our Science Issue 7 – Summer 2018 Edition

We are pleased to announce the release of Our Science Issue 7 – Summer 2018. This issue showcases our open day to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, why rheumatic heart disease remains the leading cause of cardiac death and disability in children and young adults worldwide, a look at understanding […]

MRC Festival – showcasing the achievements of our young scientists

MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM) opened its doors to showcase the achievements of our young scientists through the MRC Festival on Wednesday 20th June 2018. The event created a unique platform to showcase the achievements of the unit’s scientists as well as being an […]

MRC Festival – Kevin Opondo presents on Mosquito Survival

Kevin is a Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) postdoctoral fellow. He has keen interest in understanding how insecticide resistance impacts malaria transmission and elimination. Kevin holds a PhD in Tropical Medicine – Entomology/Epidemiology, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). He previously spent two years working at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) in Tanzania as […]

MRC Festival – Dr Gai presents on Early Kangaroo Mother Care

Dr Abdou Gai is a Research Clinician on the early Kangaroo Mother Care (eKMC) project since February 2018. He graduated as Medical Doctor from the University of The Gambia in 2014. After his graduation, Dr Gai worked as a Medical Officer at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), Pediatric Department from July 2015 to […]

MRC Festival – Bakary Darboe presents on Nutrients and their sources

Bakary joined MRC Unit the Gambia at LSHTM in 2007 as a Senior Laboratory Technician in the Nutrition Theme after his studies at the Kenya Medical Training College. He was responsible for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) processing, intracellular staining and flow cytometry. In 2012, Bakary relocated to Keneba Field Station as the Principal Laboratory […]