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From primary school children who want to see how a bacteria looks like to PhD students who want to innovate drugs, Vumbua is the place to do it.
We provide you with the space, equipment, technical expertise, and reagents needed to start and complete your project in the following thematic areas:
Computer-aided drug design (CADD), metabolomics, systems biology, DNA sequencing & analysis, proteomics, biological databases, data structure & algorithms, transcriptomics, phylogenetics & sequence analysis, high throughput data analysis
Bacterial culture, antmicrobial susceptiblity testing, staining & microscopy.
PCR, Gel electrophoresis, RFLP, karyotyping, gene cloning & editing.
Full blood count, staining & microscopy.
Biochemical analysis, HPLC,GC,MS.
“Don't let lack of lab equipment delay your project. Come and do it in our lab and finish your project on time.”
“ Besides high-tech equipment, we will also provide you with technical expertise. If you need help in data analysis and report writing, we will also be there to assist. ”
“Ever wanted to learn how to perform tests such as PCR but couldn't? Vumbua is the place that allows you to operate lab equipment and gain hands-on skills.”
You get the following features and benefits when you join us.
common lab equipment such as microscopes, PCR machine, DNA sequencer,biochemistry & hematology analyzers, and many more.
Storage space in lab fridge, chemical cabinet, nitrogen tank, freezer, and computer cluster
Free lab protocols and SOPs, dedicated technologist, and help on data analysis and report writing.
Benefit from our hackathons, boot camps, seminars, lab workups, meetups, and workshops.
To benefit from our facilities, you need to enroll as a member first. There are 4 different membership types: Starter, Regular, Plus, and Enterprise.
Regular membership allows you to access the space any two (2) days per week.
Plus membership allows you to Access the space all day long on Saturday and Sunday, and after 5pm Monday through Friday.
Vumbua is a hack lab for students, researchers, and members of the public who want to learn more about biology, complete their projects, get hands-on skills on operating lab equipment and tests, and innovate drugs and diagnostic tests.
We charge a monthly fee for those who want to use our space and equipment. Follow this link to view the membership fees charged Join our Community
Yes! At Vumbua we provide you with the space and equipment to start and complete your project. We also provide you with technical assistance including but not limited to research protocols, validated SOPs,dedicated assistance by technologists, sample storage, data analysis and report writing.
Our focus is on all areas of biology - there are no limitations. From biochemistry to microbiology to molecular biology to histology and cytology, to bioinformatics and genomics, we have the facilities that will help you bring your project to life and help you understand how life works.
We also organize hands-on training events on lab procedures. Check out our page for hackathons, boot camps, workshops, and seminars.