University Professor shines in World Authorship

University Professor shines in World Authorship

Professor Gabriel Magoma, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has received recognition yet again for his contribution in information dissemination to the world community. This follows impressive readership results of his publication titled “Introduction to Biochemical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery” in the book “Drug Discovery” as stated by the publisher. The Professor, a Molecular Genetist, has broken barriers and delved into discovery and development of candidate drug compounds into useful drugs. His publication not only highlights issues of drug absorption and transformation but also brings to… Continue reading →

Canadian Professor visits JKUAT

Canadian Professor visits JKUAT

The Department of Biochemistry, JKUAT, will have the honour to host Professor Lucy Mutharia, a renowned Canadian Scientist, in the month of November 2013. Prof. Mutharia is of a Kenyan descent and completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies in Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi, and a PhD in Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She is an expert in Molecular Pathogenesis with focus on study of expression of genes that lead to adaptation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) pathogen to different environments as well as development of diagnostics for MAP. She is a… Continue reading →

Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist

Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist

Born in a Kenyan nomadic pastoralist family, Joel Ltilitan Bargul beat odds to attend school. In the interview below, Bargul, who is currently a PhD student based at icipe, narrates his academic journey, his ongoing research on the tsetse-transmitted African trypanosomes and his dream of setting up an animal diseases diagnosis facility within his community. I was born in Laisamis, a drought stricken region some 400 kilometers northeast of Nairobi City. I belong to the Rendille community who are traditionally nomadic pastoralists. Although in recent years this society has begun to settle down, when I was growing… Continue reading →

Biochemistry Group Congratulates Prof. Mabel Imbuga

Prof. Mabel Imbuga has been re-appointed to serve as the Vice-Chancellor of  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for another term of five years, with effect from 1st August 2013. Her reappointment by the Education, Science and Technology Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, follows her recognition as a woman with outstanding and longstanding leadership and administration skills. Imbuga, a Professor of Biochemistry, has manned a huge transformation of the institution since her initial appointment as the Vice Chancellor on August 1, 2008. Major among her achievements is the facilitation of creation of new… Continue reading →