Dr Brenda Kwambana-Adams is an MRC-LSHTM West Africa Global Health Research Fellow

Brenda was awarded a competitive MRC Capacity Development PhD studentship to carry out her doctorate studies at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM and the University of Leicester following her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, Massachusetts on a prestigious Davis United World Scholarship and an MSc in Medical Microbiology at London School […]

MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM First Multi-Country Sponsored Clinical Trial

Randomised control clinical trials are considered the gold standard in health care research and our reliance on them will continue as the world seeks to find new health care interventions that solve the growing global health problems. More so in Sub Saharan Africa where the burden of disease is greater, therefore, the need to conduct […]

Fatou Joof joined the MRCG at LSHTM in 2011 as a Trainee Scientific Officer

She is studying the molecular mechanisms by which human genetic variations in RBC surface proteins impact Malaria Pathogenesis She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Mohamed V in Rabat Morocco. She was awarded a scholarship by the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM to do an MSc course in Molecular Parasitology […]

Inauguration of the New Data Center and Entomology Laboratory

MRC Unit the Gambia at LSHTM inaugurated a new Data Center and Entomology Laboratory on Monday 16th July 2018. The MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s IT infrastructure provides the backbone for critical information processing and analyses needed for the sustenance and expansion of medical research. The purpose of the Data Centre is to accommodate […]

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 […]