The Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology offers a wide range of services for the scientific community, all pertaining to parasitological research. We have a range of well-equipped laboratory facilities and good functional infrastructure for high quality research, including a parasitology laboratory, biochemical and molecular laboratory, snail room, animal room, conference room, library, VSAT internet network and offices.
Our biochemistry facility is equipped to carryout throughput
scientific techniques such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and mass spectrometry.
Snails are the main host for all schistosome species. By studying these creatures in their niche, we are better equipped at creating mechanisms for preventing the growth of these schistomes which cause a great ordeal for humans.
The Parasitology Lab provides diagnostic support for the efficient detection of
parasitic infections in humans. This detection is made possible by use of human urine and faeces.