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Fulbright Scholar at CoNAS 2016-2017 – Prof. Mark Simmons from Colorado State University

News Plantscience - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:35

The Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology (College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University) is hosting Prof. Mark Pitkin Simmons from Colorado State University in the U.S.A as a Fulbright Scholar for the academic year 2016/2017. He will be based at the Makerere University Herbarium. During his stay, Prof.

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Green Hill Academy students visit Makerere University Herbarium and Botanical Garden

News Plantscience - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:21

Students of Senior 3 from the Green Hill Academy visited the Makerere University Herbarium on 11th October 2016. The students toured the botanical garden and the collection of the dried plant specimens. This is a move by the school to provide a practical view of what the students learn in class theoretical work. The visit was also intended to popularise science among the students. The group had visited the College of Health Sciences, Makerere before visiting the Herbarium.

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The Herbarium and Botanic Garden

News Plantscience - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:16
Makerere University Herbarium (MHU)

MHU is under of the Dep’t of Botany
Head of Dep’t is the director of the herbarium & botanic garden
Day-to-day running is headed and supervised by the Curator
Assistant Curators specifically attend to collections management in the herbarium & botanic garden
Herbarium Assistants (technicians) do the practical aspects like database management, mounting and plant identification

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The Biogas Project

News Biochemistry - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:53

KAMPALA, Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda's largest slaughterhouse runs 24 hours a day, turning up to 700 cattle, 200 sheep and 300 chickens each day into meat for the local market.

But the energy-thirsty Kampala City Abattoir is often brought to a stutter by the city's daily power outages, which can last up to 12 hours. At those times, it is forced to rely on polluting diesel generators that are expensive to run.

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