National Robotics Competition Finals

The National Robotics Competition finals was held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Fajara main site. Five schools, Marina International, Gambia High School, Methodist Academy, SBEC International and SOS High School competed in the finals. All five schools were tasked to […]

Post-doctoral Career Development Fellowship awarded to Dr Alansana Darboe

Dr Alansana Darboe, Post-doc working with the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) team in Vaccine & Immunity Theme (VIT) has been awarded a 2-year immunizing pregnant women and infants network (IMPRINT) Post-doctoral Career Development Fellowship worth £200 000 to investigate the interactions between maternal antibody transmitted via the placenta during pregnancy and neonatal innate immune […]

African women working in global health: closing the gender gap in Africa?

Improving global health and gender equality are integral components of the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals. However, women in research are still under-represented. The lack of female researchers in sub-Saharan Africa reduces the diversity of scientific perspectives on gender dimensions of health, and curtails the ability of the society to advocate for maternal […]

Systems Immunology and Bioinformatics Workshop

A 5-day workshop from 19th to 23rd of February 2018 on systems immunology and bioinformatics was held at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM Fajara main site. The main aim of the training workshop is to build capability and capacity for analysis of human transcriptomic datasets (e.g. microarray, RNAseq) in The Unit, generated in vaccinology […]

Dr Karen Forest is leading major transformational change in health care delivery

Dr Karen Forrest is the Head of Clinical Services who plays a pivotal leadership role in strengthening the quality of health care delivery at the Clinical Services Department (CSD). Dr Forrest is an internal physician with a specialisation in gastroenterology. She obtained her medical qualifications at the University of Oxford and then did postgraduate training […]

Fatou Jaiteh currently pursuing a 4 year PhD

Fatou Jaiteh started working as a Social Scientist within the Disease, Control and Elimination Theme of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia in April 2015. With a background in biomedical science, public health, international development and medical anthropology her work involves conducting mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research as part of transdisciplinary projects focused […]

MRCG awarded highly competitive Medical Research Council Foundation Award

Award to pursue Evaluating novel diagnostics and enabling preventive measures for childhood tuberculosis between the United Kingdom (UK) and partners in Sub-Saharan Africa MRC Unit The Gambia’s Professor Beate Kampmann, Theme Leader, Vaccines and Immunity and co-investigator Dr Uzochukwu Egere have recently been awarded a highly competitive Medical Research Council (MRC) Foundation Award to pursue […]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Female Researchers

Dr Jayne Sutherland advocates the support of young female researchers in order to access top level positions. Dr Jayne Sutherland is currently Head of the Tuberculosis (TB) Research group at MRC Unit The Gambia, which provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary research on TB using the long-running TB case-contact (TBCC) platform. The TBCC platform is […]