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    Research and Training

    We support graduate and post-graduate research training to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant research that advances knowledge.

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    The Biospecimen Catalog

    The Catalog provides a single convenient point of access to a pool of well-annotated Biospecimens, organs, and tissues to researchers world-over.

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    COVID-19 Testing

    Our laboratories have been pivotal in SARS-CoV-2 testing in Uganda. The second facility after UVRI to be approved for the CoVID-19 testing in the country.

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    We offer a wide range of
    Biomedical research services

    Makerere University Biomedical Research Centre Limited (MakBRC) is a Centre of Excellence and company wholly owned and guaranteed by Makerere University. MAKBRC aims at bridging the gap in medical research. With our resilient team, we hope to catapult our level in Africa to the 1st class level.


    We are a Center of Academic Excellence, Health Care and Collaborative Research. We pride ourselves in the start-of-the-art facilities; the laboratories, experienced staff, and the Biobank.


    Our facilities offer unique experiences that develop biomedical scientists, educators, and innovators who will change the world, come experience research opportunities unlike anywhere else .

    Grants Management

    We have a team of grants specialists who can help maximise the impact of your grant fund to its beneficiaries. The staff have a wealth of experience in applying for and managing grants.

    Laboratory services

    We provide laboratory services in support of patient care, research, clinical trials, and training, with a rich test menu; Chemistry, Virology, Microbiology, Mycobacteriology, etc.

    Biobanking Services

    Our Biobank provides a resource of well characterized and annotated quality biospecimens utilised by communicable and non-communicable disease researchers globally.

    Internship placements

    Join our internship programs and immerse yourself in a research lab like no other and work alongside established scientists to build your skills in the biomedical research careers.

    MakBRC in Numbers


    Long term contracts, Internships & consultants


    Students Learning

    Undergraduates, undergraduate & PhD



    Ongoing research projects & Collaborations



    Over two million samples shipped globally


    Prof. Moses Joloba

    The Leadership team

    Prof. Moses Joloba is the current Ag. Managing Director at the Makerere University Biomedical Research Centre [MAKBRC]. He is an infectious disease expert with a focus on pathogenesis, diagnostics and program implementation using both conventional microbiological and modern molecular approaches. In this regard, he has acquired the necessary training and skills, and he has played a leading role in the strengthening of laboratory services in Uganda and other developing countries.

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    Chair – Board of Directors

    Ass. Prof. William Buwembo

    Makerere University Department of Anatomy

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    Board Member

    Ass. Prof. David Patrick Kateete

    Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences

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    Board Member

    Dr. Misaki Wayengera

    Makerere University Department of Microbiology

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    Board Member

    Dr. Umar Kakumba

    Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Makerere University.

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    Latest MakBRC news

    Read our latest news from the labs or general medical news. Feel free to ask questions in comments for any news you find interesting.

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