Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology

The Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology was established   in the  year  2003 (before that was under Pharmaceutics department)  for  the  first  time  in the  country  to equip  the  pharmacy  students  with  adequate   theoretical    and practical knowledge  in  Pharmaceutical    Microbiology, Immunology, Microbial aspects of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing,   Biotechnology,  and  other  appropriate modern  molecular   biotechnology techniques   like  genetic engineering of medicines, Cloning,  Sequencing,   and Hybridoma   technology and Bioinformatics.   

We offer M. Pharm. in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and plan to establish Msc   Biotechnology, Msc Bioinformatics and Ph.D.


  1. Teaching BPharm and MPharm students and research in
  2. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing facilities
  3. Animal Tissue culture:to test, anticancer, antiviral studies,  antioxidant, antidiabetic activity
  4. Screening of extracts and drugs for different invitro biological activities.
  5. Both the primary and secondary screening of microorganisms a
  6. Microbiology isolation, identification and storage  bacterial and fungal strains
  7. Bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology

Contact US

P.O. Box 65013
Dar es Salaam
Tel: Direct: +255-22-2151680, Tel: +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1008 Dean, 1276 OMS)
Fax: +255-022-2150465