Dr. George Gachara Maina

Title/Qualifications: Dr/PhD
Medical Laboratory Science
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Area of Specialization: Medical Virology
Research Interests:
Molecular epidemiology and evolution of viruses, Viral oncogenesis

Conference Presentations

  • George Gachara, Comparison of selection pressures on the Haemagglutinin (HA) gene of pandemic (2009) and seasonal influenza A viruses in Kenya, Istanbul/Turkey, 23rd – 26nd March 2012
  • George Gachara, Sequence analysis of the Neuraminidase (NA) gene of pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus in Kenya    Istanbul/Turkey, 23rd – 26nd March 2012
  • George Gachara, The molecular evolution of two internal genes, M & NS in pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus, Nairobi, Kenya, 8-9 September 2011
  • George Gachara, Evolutionary Pattern of the Hemagglutinin Gene of Influenza B Viruses isolated in Kenya 2005-2009., Nairobi/Kenya, 9th -11th February 2011
  • Samuel Symekher, Prevalence And Seasonality Of Influenza Viruses In Nairobi, Kenya; 2001-2009, Accra/Ghana, 11th – 12th January, 2011


  • Hassan, J. A.,G. Gachara,F. Mbugua, J. Muchiri, S. Symekhah, G. Nakitari, P. Borus, T. Kamau, and J. Kombich, 2014, Potency status of oral polio virus vaccine among retrieved field samples in Kenya, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol 21 (2014): 441
  • S. Symekher, G. Gachara, J. Simwa, J. Gichogo, M. Rotich, M. Ng’ayo and J. Magana, 2013, Human Bocavirus Infection in Children with Acute Respiratory Infection in Nairobi, Kenya, Open Journal of Medical Microbiology    Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 234-238.
  • Janet Majanja, Rachel Achilla, Rose Njoroge, Sylvanus Mukunzi, Meshack Wadegu, Wallace D. Bulimo, James Njiri, Josphat Mwangi, George Gachara and Eyako K. Wurapa, 2013, Impact of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus on the circulation dynamics of the seasonal influenza strains in Kenya, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 88(5), 2013, pp. 940–945
  • Wallace D. Bulimo, George Gachara, Benjamin H. Opot, Margaret W. Murage and Eyako K. Wurapa, 2012, Evidence in Kenya of reassortment between seasonal influenza A(H3N2) and influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 to yield A(H3N2) variants with the matrix gene segment of A(H1N1)pdm09    African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics    Vol. 1 No. 1 Pages 1-7
  • Gachara George, Symekher Samuel, Mbithi John, Simwa James, Ng’ayo Musa, Magana Japheth and Bulimo Wallace., 2011, Amino acid sequence analysis and identification of mutations in the NS gene of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) isolates from Kenya., Virus Genes, ISSN: 0920-8569
  • George Gachara, Wallace Bulimo, Japheth Magana, James Simwa and Samwel Morris Symekher., 2011, Evolutionary Pattern of the Hemagglutinin Gene of Influenza B Viruses isolated in Kenya 2005-2009., African Journal of Health Sciences, Vol 19 No 3-4 (Supplementary): 77


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