Cancer Biology Symposium

Integrated Cancer Research


You're invited:

The 1st Cancer Research

Research Symposium


Capacity Building for Molecular

Cancer Research and Care


6th - 8th

December 2023


Conficius Institute

Kenyatta University

Our symposium Sponsors & partners

Kenyatta university

Kenyatta University is the official Host Partner of the 1st Cancer Research Symposium under the theme: Capacity Building for Molecular Cancer Research and Care in Kenya.  

Kenyatta University and ICRF Kenya, through their partnership, are the joint organizers of this symposium. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue over $40 billion. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Pantheon and PPD.

CA Medlynks

CA Medlynks is a Clinical and Research Laboratory situated at Landmark Plaza, Argwings Kodhek Lane, in Nairobi. Our lab conducts different assays from routine clinical testing to molecular diagnosis including genome sequencing. Our parent company, Connect Afya Ltd., is a Japanese medical start-up dedicated to African healthcare and life science.  Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly trained staff.  Our aim is to revolutionize clinical research through genome sequencing in Kenya, East Africa, and beyond. Our Next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform, allows sequencing of the entire genome of cancer cells in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This enables identification of mutations in cancer cells leading to a better understanding of the genetic basis of cancer. Personalized treatments for patients based on the specific mutations present in their cancer cells is also achievable. 

change Biotec

Change Biotec is a private company instituted in Kenya that provides technical expertise, research and diagnostics kits, equipment and services in the life sciences and molecular diagnostics industry. We serve the region from our Nairobi head office. Our mission is to provide scientists, students, institutions and diagnostics partners with high quality and affordable products and services on time, to enable them achieve their specific objectives. We believe quality laboratory materials do not have to cost a premium, thus we work with manufacturers to provide you with working, easily accessible kits, consumables and equipment at market rates. We have a dedicated service arm to ensure we maintain the equipment we sell in optimal working order, while our dedicated experts in the life sciences and clinical molecular diagnostics are available to consult whenever our clients require them.


F&S Scientific

At Illumina, our mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our sequencing by synthesis chemistry is used to generate high-accuracy DNA and RNA sequence data in studies around the globe. Our microarrays also provide accurate, high-throughput genotyping for a range of applications. Through innovation and collaboration, we have developed comprehensive genomic profiling tools that help investigators identify biomarkers, describe tumor biology, and inform therapy selections. The opportunity to transform tumor profiling with innovative assays, new companion diagnostics, and liquid biopsy tools inspires us to push the boundaries of what is possible and drive innovation. We work hand in hand with our local partner, F&S Scientific Limited, to make these solutions more accessible. F&S offer a complete end-to-end workflow for NGS and genomics applications.

inqaba biotec

Inqaba Biotec East Africa Ltd (IBEA) has an established office in Nairobi providing excellent support to leading research and academic institutions as well as diagnostic laboratories in the region since its founding in 2010. From the start of its operation, IBEA’s aim has been to improve the logistics of the supply of life science and molecular diagnostics products and the offering of genomics services in East Africa. IBEA aims to offer quick delivery times and meeting customer needs timeously. The field of molecular biology has grown tremendously in East Africa at large in the past few years. Molecular biology labs are being set up at many institutions and we have found ourselves being able to offer reagents, instruments, and services as well as unparalleled aftersales support to these institutions.

We have slowly become one of the most sought-after suppliers of molecular reagents and equipment in the region. We have been part and parcel of the growth of the molecular biology industry in the region. We not only supply reagents and equipment, but also help build capacity by offering trainings yearly in our famous Phylogenetics Workshop. We also sponsor and participate in conferences and trainings in the region. We have indeed become a molecular household name. 

Our office in Nairobi supports our customers in Ethiopia, Kenya, Eastern DRC, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea. We have branch offices in Tanzania and Uganda. Please contact us at or +254780370012.