Welcome to the School of Biomedical Sciences

The Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (MakSBS) is one of the four schools that comprise the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), a semi-autonomous constituent college of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. Between 1924 and 2007, the school was part of the Makerere University School of Medicine and constituted the pre-clinical departments of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, and pathology. In 2007, those departments were organized into a separate school. MakSBS provides biomedical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Prof. Moses Joloba

Dean's Word

You're welcome to the Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences. My name is Prof. Moses Joloba - the current Dean School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. I was Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology (2005 – 2014).

Professor Moses Joloba has developed skills in conducting clinical microbiology and molecular biology, laboratory-based research and training as well as building laboratory capacity in Uganda and other countries.

Initially, he graduated as a physician at Makerere Medical School in 1994 and later as a clinical microbiologist at Case Western Reserve University (graduated in May 1996, MS Degree). after which he returned to Uganda and took a faculty position at Makerere university Department of Medical Microbiology. He also helped to establish a TB laboratory for the Tuberculosis Research Units (TBRU) and became its technical director and later a scientific director site (1996 – 1999). In 2000 – 2003, Professor Joloba undertook a Ph.D course at Case Western in Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

After his return Professor Joloba, he established a Molecular Biology, immunology and mycobacteriology laboratories and a Biorepository at the University. He became the Director of the National TB Reference laboratory now a supranational laboratory Prof. Joloba has won many grants and published over 140 peer reviewed papers, he is a reviewer for 6 journals and trained 18 PhDs to completion.