Biotechnology Lab

This is one of a kind biotechnology lab operating for over 10 years in Makerere University’s Agricultural Research Institute-Kabanyolo. It is currently managed by MaRCCI. It is a biosafety level II laboratory with experienced and qualified technologists. The lab hosts several international researchers, including PhDs, MScs, post-docs and intern-fellows.

It also supports the cowpea and sorghum breeding programs under MaRCCI, with research projects ranging from plant genomics and pathology, to weeds and insect pests.


The facility possesses state-of-the-art equipment that can provide effective, timely and efficient output, while the staff give good attention to personnel and their environmental safety.