Prof Robert Lewis gives a talk on Blood Group Genotyping

Blood group genotyping talk

Gene type is the complete heritable genetic identity. That is the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring. There are four hemoglobin genotypes in human beings: AA, AS, SS and AC (uncommon)

Prof Robert Flower Lewis, a visiting professor from Queensland University gave a talk on Blood Group Genotyping to members of the department, KNH Hematology staff and postgraduate students on Thursday, 29th September 2022 at Lecture Theatre 1. 

Interestingly, he mentioned that the technology would be a milestone in Kenya in identifying more genotypes in the Kenyan population as more were being discovered every day while assisting sickle cell and haemophilia patients.

Dr Magutu, who was hosting the talk, encouraged the postgraduate in collaborating in the field of blood group genotyping for their research as Prof Flower was willing the work with them.