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DEAN FACULTY OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES:DR.MATILDA.A.OKECH

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EDUCATION:

 

1969   Teaching Diploma (Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics) Kenya Science Teachers College    

1973        B. Sc. (Biology , Zoology and Chemistry), University of Nairobi, Kenya

1978        M. Sc. (Microbiology), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.

2002   Ph.D. (Microbiology), Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya                  

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

A trainer and working with 2 PhD (one on Malaria; one on Actinomycetes) and 2 MSc (one on liquid milk contamination; effect of plant extract on MRSA) Microbiology students on their proposal development and research bench work

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  1. Nguya K. Maniania, Matilda A. Okech, James O. Adino, Jacob O. Opere & Sunday Ekesi   Transfer of inoculum of Metarhizium anisopliae between adult Glossina morsitans morsitans and effects of fungal infection on blood feeding and mating behaviors. J Pest Sci (2013) 86:285-292DOI 10.1007/s10340-012-0473-7, Journal of Pest Science, ISSN 1612-4758, Volume 86, Number 2
  1. James Oluoch Nonoh1,2, Wilber Lwande1, Daniel Masiga1, Rafi Herrmann4, James K. Presnail4, Eric Schepers4, Matilda Angela Okech1, Richard Bagine3, Paul Mungai3, Aggrey Bernard Nyende2 and Hamadi Iddi Boga2. Isolation and characterization of Streptomyces species with antifungal activity from selected national parks in Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 4 (9), pp. 856-864, 4 May, 2010
  1. Fitt, G. P; Omoto, C, Maia, A. H, Waquil J. M, Caprio, M., Okech, M. A, Cia, E.,Nguyen Huu Huan and Andow, D. A. (2006), Resistance risks of Bt cotton and their management in Brazil In: Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: Methodology for Assessing Bt Cotton in Brazil. Edited by A. Hilbeck, D. A. Andow and E. M. G. Fontes
  1. Nguya, K. Maniania, S. Ekesi, A. Odulaja, M. A. Okech and David J. Nadel (2006), Prospects of a fungus-contaminated device for the control of tsetes fly Gossina fuscipes fuscipes. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 16 (1/2): 129 - 139
  1. Fitt, G. P., Andow, D. A., Carriere, Y., Moar, W. J., Schuler, T. H; Omoto, C., Kanya J., Okech, M. A, Arama, P., and Maniania, N. K. (2004). Resistance risks and management associated with Bt maize in Kenya. In: Environmental Risk Assessment of Transgenic Organisms: A case study of Bt-maize in Kenya. Edited by A. Hilbeck and D. A. Andow
  1. Okech, M. A. (2002). Studies on Indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates active against selected insect pests. A thesis sumitted in fulfilment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Science Kenyatta University
  1. Mahamat, H., Okech, M. A. and Maniania, N. (1998). The lethal insect technique (LIT): a new concept for the control of Glossina spp. In the laboratory and field. In: 24th Meeting of the International Scientific Council for Typanosomosis Research and Control, Maputo, Publication no. 119
  1. M.A.Okech and M.O.Koteng'o (1994). Using termites as a source of Microorganisms in Efficient Cellulose Digestion. (A. Hassanali and A. Ngeny-Mengech eds.) In Chemistry and Development in Africa.
  1. M.A.Okech and A. Hassanali (1990). The Origin of Phenolic Tsetse Attractants from Host Urine: Studies on the Pro -Attractants and Microbes Involved. Insect Sci. Applic. Vol 11, no. 3, pp. 363-368.
  1. G. P.Kaaya and M.A.Okech (1990). Microorganisms associated with Tsetse in nature: Preliminary results on isolation, identification and pathogenicity. Insect sci. Applic. vol 11, no. 3. pp. 443-448.
  1. G.P. Kaaya and M.A.Okech (1990). Horizontal transmission of mycotic infection in adult Tsetse, Glossina morsitans.Entomophaga 35 (4) pp.589-600.
  1. M.A. Okech and M.O. Koteng'o (l988). Culture, Isolation and Microscopic Studies on Termitomyces species from the fungus-comb of Microtermes michaelseni. Mushroom Journal for the Tropics Vol. 8 NO. 2 Ap. l988.
  1. M.A. Okech and M.O. Koteng'o (l986). Isolation of Microorganisms Associated with Higher African Termites for Potential use in Bioconversion of Lignocellulose Material In: Proceedings: 6th International Conference of African Association of Insect Scientist. Monrovia, Liberia 24-26 March 1986.
  1. H.Osore and M.A.Okech (l983).The Partial Purification and Some Properties of Cellulase and B-Glucosidase of Termitomyces Conidiophores and Fruit bodies. J. Appl. Biochemistry Vol. 5, l72-l79.
  1. W. Lwande, T. Gebreyesus, A. Chapya, C. Macfoy, A. Hassanali and M.A. Okech (1983). 9-Acridone insect antifeedant alkaloids from Teclea trichocarpa bark. Insect science and its application, Vol 4, No. 4 pp 393-395

Paper Presented at Conference

1.         "The origin of phenolic tsetse attractants from buffalo urine; Studies on the microbes and the precursors involved". International Study Workshop on tsetse population and behaviour. 6-11 August 1989, Nairobi, Kenya.

2.         "Isolation of Microorganisms Associated with Higher African Termites for potential use in bioconversion of lignocelluloses material". The African Association of Insect Scientists Conference in Monrovia, Liberia 24-26 March l986.

3.         "Termite as a source of micro-organisms for efficient lignocellulolytic degradation". Proceedings of the 2nd International Chemistry Conference in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 27-July 2, l983.

4.         International Training Course on Methods and Techniques for Biological Control in the Tropics, 12th September to 1st October, 1993, Nairobi, Kenya

5.         HCDA-ICIPE-USAID Training Workshop on Pest Management in Vegetable Crops for Technical Field Officers 25th September 1997, Nguruman

6.         "Microbial Insecticides and Rational Pesticide Use".

            ICIPE- Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Marketing. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

            February 10-11, 998. Integrated Pest Management Training for Extension Officers in Kwale and Kilifi District

  1. “Use of Biopesticides in stem borer management”.

Workshop and Group Training Course on the “Management of Cereal Stem borers in Eastern and Southern Africa.” Held at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya. 12 –23 October, 1998

  1. Taught Laboratory sessions during the workshop on” Use of Bacillus thuringiensis-based biopesticides for Pest/Vector Management in Africa”. Held at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Duduville, Nairobi, Kenya. 10 –19 November 1999.
  1. Attended the 'Eighth Biochemical Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Symposium' 26 - 27th September 2002 and presented a paper title "Production of local Bacillus thuringiensis on cheap available raw materials".Nairobi, Kenya
  1. Attended a workshop on 'Genetically Engineered Organisms' (GMO) guidelines Project Workshop 25th – 29th, November 2002, ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya.
  1. Attended a workshop on 'Genetically Engineered Organisms' (GMO) guidelines Project Workshop April 2003, Brasilia, Brazil.
  1. Attended a workshop on 'Establishement of the East Africa Biological Resource Centre to secure the Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Microbial Diversity' , organised by CAB International, 2 -3rd March 2004, CABI Africa Regional Centre, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya
  1. Presented a paper title ' Bacillus thuringiensis and other microbial agents in pest and vector management in Kenya'. 2nd Regional Microbiology Conference held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi Kenya 16th - 19th March, 2004.
  1. Attended a workshop on Establishment of a Biological Resource Centre for Kenya and presented a paper on 'The collection, storage and access to microorganisms at ICIPE' , KARI -NARL, Kabete, January 25 to 26, 2005

            Fellowship:

1.         1985 International Atomic Energy Agency for a three month training at the university de Padova, Padova, Italy.

            Training Attended

1.         Techniques for the culture and conservation of microorganisms. Nairobi 9-21 January l984 given by the staff of Commonwealth Mycological Institute

2.         First International Training Programme in Industrial biotechnology - Gesellschaft fur Biotechnolische Forschung. Mascheroder Weg D-3300 Braunschweig Germany 27th April-15th June l987

3.         Optimization studies on Bacillus thuringiensis var. thuringiensis at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 1st Nov. 1989-30th Apr. 1990; June 1992 – July 1992

4.         UNEP/MSDN training course on the use of computers in microbiology. Jan 24- 28, 1994. Lusaka, Zambia. (Data bases)

  1. Took an in-house training on "Research Project Management", an interactive course for postgraduate scholars. ICIPE Duduville, 17 April - 16 May 2000.

6.         Attended the East African Quality Coordinator’s course B, Part IV: Self-  assessment at program level, given by the Inter-University Council for East Africa

            Held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1st to 4th February 2010

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Affiliation:      Teachers Service Commission, Kenya

Dates:              January 1970 – September 1970

Position:           Class teacher and Deputy Headmistress, Asumbi Girls School.

Affiliation:      Teachers Service Commission, Kenya

Dates:              January 1973 – July 1973

Position:           Class teacher, Ahero Girls High school

Affiliation:      Associates in Laboratory Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Dates:              July1978 - January 1982

Position:           Clinical Microbiologist

Duties:             Isolation, Identification and susceptibility testing of the clinical microbes Identification of intestinal parasites and immunological tests. Making reports to the Doctors. Training technical staff on the job.

                        

Affiliation:      ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates:              February 1982 – 2006

Position:           Scientific Officer and 2002 - Postdoctoral fellow

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ASSISTANT DEAN:DR.KINTU MUGGAGA

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY:PROF.MARIO EDGAR FERNADEZ

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY:MR OKPANACHI OMACHONU ALFRED

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HOD BIOCHEMISTRY
HOD BIOCHEMISTRY

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY:PROF.TORRES ANNIA DE LA

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Institution and location Degree Mm/yy Field of study
Granma University. Cuba PhD 2007 Clinical biochemistry
Granma University. Cuba Docter in medicine 1999 Medicine

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

was doing a research in cuba about phytochemical and antibacterial activity evaluation of Z uelania Guidonia Sw extracts in 2014 before coming to Uganda.

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Antioxidant activity,lipoperoxidation and diet connection in essential hypertensions not treatment patients

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HOD biochemistry Kampala international university Uganda august 2015 up to date

HOD biochemistry in Granma University. Cuba from 2007 to 2014

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Cuban society of physiological science

Contribution to science

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Encounters of knowledge of human morphophysiology

Exams of prize of the subjects intermediary metabolism and regulation


ASSISTANT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY:MS KINYI WAMBUI HELLEN

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HOD BIOCHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOLOGYHOD MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY:MS.MICHENI LISA NKATHA

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 Education.

Institution and location DEGREE MM/YY AWARD

Mbarara University of Science and Technology,Mbarara, Uganda

PhD (in view) 2016 - 2019

Kampala International University – Western Campus, Bushenyi, Uganda

Master of Science 2010 - 2013 Microbiology (MSc. Microbiology

Kampala International University – Western Campus, Bushenyi, Uganda

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (BSc. Microbiology) 2006 - 2009 Microbiology

Kampala International University – Western Campus, Bushenyi, Uganda

Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health (DCM&CH)

 

2002 - 2005     Clinical Medicine and Community Health

Kyeni Girls High School, Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

 

1997 - 2000 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)


HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY:MR KIRIMUHUZYA CLAUDE

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