Welcome to SBLS
We strive to create opportunities for specialization
To be a Leading School in Biological and Life Technologies
To Provide Education and Training in Biological and Life Sciences for the Advancement of Society through Research and Innovation
About the school
In the face of diversity, the School of Biological and Life Sciences at at the Technical University of Kenya creates an opportunity for new specializations that enhance capacity building, collaborations and maximization in utilization of resources, both physical and human. The school has four academic departments: The Department of Applied and Technical Biology (DATB), Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB), Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology (DECB), and Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST). The DATB focuses on training in biology and its applications such as industrial, agricultural, medical, research and forestry; the DBB explores bio-molecules isolation, analysis and their application in real life; the DECB focuses on the study of interaction of organisms in their natural habitats, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, and finally, the DFST studies the application of biological science knowledge towards ensuring safe production of food, and to improve the quality of human life.
The school is headed by a Director who reports, through the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, to the Vice-Chancellor of The Technical University of Kenya. The Director provides overall leadership to the school and is assisted by academic team leaders (ATLs) of respective departments who run the departments within the school. The faculty members report to the Director and are tasked primarily with provision of teaching, research and capacity building. To support its capacity building activities, the school offers undergraduate (Diploma and Bachelor’s) and graduate (Master’s and PhD) programmes. Several skilled laboratory technical staff support the academic staff in administering practicals to students and conducting research. To aid in the overall management of the school and its departments, administrative staff exist to provide planning and strategic support to the academic functions.