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  • 1. CURRICULUM VITAE: CHARLES O. A. OMWANTHO, PH.D Name: Charles Odero Aono Omwandho Nationality: Kenyan Date and Place of Birth: 5/12/1961, Kisumu, Kenya Languages Spoken: English, Swahili, Luo Postal Address: C/o Biochemistry Department University of Nairobi P. O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya Phone: +254-020-4442534, Fax 254-020-4442841 Email: omwantho@ics.uonbi.ac.ke Present position: Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry Department University of Nairobi, Kenya EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND (SCHOOLS ATTENDED AND CERTIFICATES OBTAINED) 1969 – 1975: Orongo Primary School, Kisumu: Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) 1976 – 1979: Kisumu Day Secondary School: East African Certificate of Education (EACS) Division II, 21 points 1980 – 1981: Maranda High School: Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE): Two Principle passes and two sunsdary passes. UNIVERSITY EDUCATION 1983 – 1986: university of Nairobi. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Upper 2nd Class Honours (Biochemistry and Zoology). 1986 – 1989: University of Nairobi. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biochemistry Thesis Title: Effects of Albendazole Therapy on Serum Proteins and Leukocyte Counts of Hydatid Patients). 1992 – 1996: University of Newcastle Australia: Ph.D Reproductive Immunochemistry (Thesis Title: Ovine Placental Immunologlobulins: Purification, Partial Characteristics and Some in Vitro Biological Activities.
  • 2. SCHOLARSHIPS WON 1983 – 1986: Kenya Government scholarship to pursue B.Sc Degree at the University of Nairobi. 1986 – 1987: University of Nairobi Scholarship to pursue M.Sc degree in Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. 1989: German Academic Exchange (DAAT) Scholarship to complete Master of Science (MSc.) Degree at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Sept. 1990: International Cell Research Organization (ICRO) UNESCO scholarship to undertake a one month training course on Biological membranes and Liposomes at Shangai, China Dec 1991: Japanese government (Monbusho) Scholarship to pursue Ph.D at Tokushima University, Jan: Scholarship declined in favour of one from Australia (See below). Dec 1991: Australian Government Equity and Merit scholarship to pursue Ph.D at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Aug 1994: World Placental associations fellowship to attend a conference on “Placenta” in Sydney, Australia. July 1996: World Placental Associations Fellowship to attend a conference on ‘Trophoblast’ in Banff, Canada. May-July 1999: German Academic Exchange (DAAD) fellowship for a study visit to Bielefeld Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Bielefeld, Germany. May – July 2003: German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Fellowship for a study visit to Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. May 2001: International Programme for Chemical Sciences (IPICS) Fellowship to attend an intensive course in structural Biology and Bionformatics at the Lunds University, Sweden. August 2001: International Programme for Chemical Sciences (IPICS) Fellowship to attend an intensive course in Structural Biology and Bioinformatics at the Lunds University, Sweden.
  • 3. SPECIAL AWARDS July 1996: Kodak Eastman Young Investigator Award in recognition of my contribution to reproductive medicine Awarded in Canada in July 1996. 2006: Invitation Fellowship by Japanese Society for Promotion of Science and Technology JSPS, (a highly competitive fellowship available to Senior or Mid Term Scientists with excellent research records) to undertake a 10 month research aimed at developing adjuvants for production of IGA for use in oral vaccines to salmonella infection by genetic manipulation of avian cytokine genes at the Japanese Institute for Animal Health, Tsukuba, Japan. EMPLOYMENT RECORD Jan 1982 – Sept 1983: Untrained High School Teacher at Ogada Secondary School Kisumu. Sept. 1986 – Nov 1986: Graduate Teacher at Dagoretti High School, Nairobi, Kenya Oct 1989 – July 1991: Graduate Assistant, Biochemistry Department, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Aug 1991 – Jan 1998: Tutorial Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya. April 1992 – Sept 1996: Part time Tutor in Biochemistry, Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Newcastle, Australia July 1995: Part time (relief) Lecturer of Immunology for third year B.Sc. Students at the University of Newcastle, Australia. April 1993 – Sept 1996: Part time Research Assistant to Professor T. K. Roberts, Biological Sciences Department, University of Newcastle, Australia. Jan 1998 – Oct 2003: Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Nov 2002 to date: Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 4. PUBLICATIONS 1. Omwandho, CA (1989): Effects of Albendazole therapy on serum proteins and Leukocyte Counts of Hydatid patients. MSc. Thesis. 2. Omwandho, CA., Okello, G. B. A. and Tumbo-Oeri, AG (1990): Effects of Albendazole therapy on leukocyte counts in hydatid patients; in: Proc. 11th KEMRI/KETRI Scientific. Conference. Nairobi (Kofi-Tsekpo)Ed. Pp. 171 – 179. 3. Oloowokere, JO., Makawiti, DW., Konji. VN., Omwandho, CA (1991): Experimental Kwashiokor and Obesity: Differences in Energy Metabolism and relative Organ body weight Ratios. International Journal of biochemie Physics 1: 26 – 28. 4. Oloowokere, JO., Konji, VN., Omwandho, CA., Makawiti, DW (1991): Changes in Mitochondrial Oxidative phosphorylation characteristics in Dietary obese rats. Biokemistri 1: 65 – 70. 5. Oloowokere, JO., Konji, VN., Makawiti, DW., Kiaira, JK., Kamau, JMZ and Omwandho, CA (1991): Defects in resting metabolic rates and mitochondrial respiration in Kwashiokor and Dietary obese rats. Journal of Camparative Physiology B 161: 319 – 322. 6. Konji, VN., Makawiti, DW., Kiaira, JK., Omwandho, CA., Oloowokere, JO (1993): Defects in respiration in mitochondria isolated from liver of goats infected with Trypanosoma Conolense. International Journal of Biochemie Physics 2: 152 – 154. 7. Omwantho, CA (1996): Ovine placental Immunoglobulins: purification, partial characterization and some in vitro Biological Activities. Ph.D Thesis. 8. Omwandho, CA., Hall, AL., Falconer, J., Roberts, TK., Elution and partial characterization of immunoglobulins bound to ovine placenta. Immunology and Cell Biology 75: 231 – 237. 9. Omwandho, CA., Tinneberg, HR., Tumbo-Oeri, AG., Roberts, TK., Falconer J. (2000). Elution of Goat Placental Immunoglobulins. In proceedings of the Sixth Biochemical Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference. 2000 pp. 12 – 14. 10. J. M. Muchiri, C.A. Omwandho, A.G.Tumbo – Oeri, E. O. Wango, T. K. Roberts (2000). Elution of Goat Placental Immunoglobulins. In proceedings of the sixth Biochemical Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference. 2000 pp. 12 –14. 11. John M.Muchiri, Charles O. A. Omwandho, Aloys G. Tumbo-Oeri, Emmanuel O. Wanga, Timothy K. Roberts, and Hans R. Tinneberg (2000). Purification and partial characterization of goat placental IgG: a possible model for the study of human maternal foetal interaction: African Journal of Health Sciences 7: 136 – 139.
  • 5. 12. Omwandho, CA., Tinneberg H.R., Tumbo Oeri AG., Roberts TK., Falconer J (2001): Immunological role of placenta, Blocking factors and NK Cells in the post implantation pregnancy. African Journal of Health Sciences 8: 2 – 16. 13. Omwandho, CA., Peters C., Falconer, J., Roberts TK (2001): Ovine and Human placental IgG inhibit human natural killer cell cytotoxicity in vitro. African Journal of Health Sciences 8: 47 – 54. 14. Tumbo-Oeri AG., Omwandho CA., Muchiri JM (2001): Ovine and Human Placental IgG inhibit human natural killer cell cytotoxicity in vitro. African Journal of Health Sciences 8: 47 – 54. 15. Tumbo – Oeri AG., Omwandho (2002): cellular and molecular interactions in HIV infections: A review. East African Medical Journal 79(5) : 249 – 253. 16. Charles A. A. Omwandho, Susanne E. M. Gruessner, Timothy K. Roberts, Hans R Tinneberg (2004). Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG): Modes of action in the management of Recurrent Pregnacy loss and selected Autoimmune disorders Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 42 (4): 359 – 370. 17. Jaeger M, Grussner Se, Omwandho CO, Klein K, Tinneberg HR, Klingmuller V (204: Cranial Sonography for Newborn Screening: A 10 year retrospective Study in 11, 887 Newborns. Pediatric Radiology 176 (6): 852 – 858. 18. Susanne E. m. Grussner, Charles O. A. Omwandho, Thoma Dreyer, Renate Blutters- Sawatzki, Alfred Reiter, Hans R. Tinnerberg, Rainer M. Bohle (2004): Management of stage 1 cervical sarcoma botryoides in childhood and adolescence. European Journal of pediatrics 163: 452 – 456 19. C. A. Omwandho, J. Falconer, S. E. Gruessner, E. Mecha, A.G. Tumbo-Oeri, H-R Tinneberg and T. K. Roberts (2005). Human placental immunoglobulins show unique re- association patterns with isologous and third party acid treated trophoblast microvesicles in vitro. East African Medical Journal 82(6): 290 – 293. 20. C. A. Omwandho., S. E. Gruessner, J. Falconer, E. Mecha, A. G. Tumbo –Oeri, H, R. Tinneberg and T. K. Roberts (2005). Immunoglobulin G (lgG) bound to ovine placenta is eluted by surgical cannulation and acid perfusion in situ. East African Medical Journal 82 (9): 468 – 472 21. Charles O. A. Omwandho, Susanne E. M. Gruessner, Hans R Tinnerberg (2006) Early Pregnancy loss and neonatal deaths associated with Klebsiella pneumonia infection: A min Review of possible Occupational Health Risk. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 273 (5): 258 – 260 22. Omwantho C A. Gruessner E. E. Falconer J, Tumbo-Oeri AG, Mala G, Mecha E, Tinneberg H. R., Roberts TK 2006. Ovine Placental eluate Immunoglobulins recognize
  • 6. isologous and third party acid treated trophpblast microvesicle antigens in Vitro Journal of South the African Veterinary Association 77 (1): 24 – 27 ARTICLES SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION 1. E. O. Mecha, C. A. Omwandho, A. G. Tumbo-Oeri, T. K. Roberts, Heat shock proteins in disease and health (submitted to East African Medical Journal) 2. Susanne E. M. Gruessner, Charles O. A. Omwandho, and Hans – R Tinneberg. Doppler velocimetry and Fetal heart rate in pregnancies complicated with pre-eclampsia and Hellpsyndrome (Submitted to American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology). 3. Suwandinata F, Gruessner S. E., Omwandho C. A., Bohle R. M. Tinneberg H-R. Malignant Vulvar Melanoma: A case report of a very rare disease (Submitted to International Journal of Gynecological Cancer). SELECTED ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED 1. Susanne E. M. Gruessner, Volker Klingmueller, Charles O. A. Omwandho, Rainer M. Bohle, Hans Rudolf Tinneberg (2004). Detection of Vascular responses to Hypoxia in the pre-term ovine fetus: a preliminary study using 3 – D Doppler spectroscopy. Journal of Society for Gynaecology Investigations (SGI Journal) Vol II No. 2 (Suppl.), pp 243, Frebruary 2004. 2. S. Gruessner, C. Omwandho, V. Sounding Mueller, R. Plank and H-R Tinneberg (2004). 2D Vs 3D-spectral analysis of vascular container reactions with fetal hypoxemia in the animal experiment. Ultrasonic Medicine 25 DOI: 1055/s-2004-834113. 3. Gruenner SEM, Klingmueller V., Omwandho COA, Bohle RM, Tinneberg HR (2004) Detection of vascular responses to hypoxia in the pre-term ovine fetus: a preliminary study using 3 –D Doppler-Spectroscopy. J. Soc Gynecol Invest 11: (Suppl No2.): p243. 4. Gruessner S, Omwandho C, Klingnueller V, Tinneberg HR (2004) Partielle unde komplette Reduktion de uterinen Perfusion beim Schaffeten – 2D- vs 3D- Doppler – Spektralanalysen. Arch Gynecol Obstet, Sept 2004, Vol 270 (Suppl 1): S10. 5. Gruessner S, Omwandho C. A. O., V. Klingmueller, Bohle R., Tinneberg H.R. (2004) 2D – vs 3D – Spektralanalyse vaskularer Gefabrektionen bei fetaler Hypoxamie im Tierexperiment. Ultraschall in Med 2004 Okt; Vol 25 (Suppl 1). 6. S. Gressner, C. A. Omwandho, V. Klingmueller, R. M. Bohle (2004): Effect of intermittent uterine occlusion on hemodynamic changes in pre-term and near term ovine twin fetuses. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 26: 449 7. S. Gruessner, C. A. Omwandho, V. Klingmuellrr, R. M., Bohle, H.-R Tinneberg (2005). Cerebro and cardiovascular responses and oxygen consumption during prolonged hypoxia in fetal sheep. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 26: 449 8. Omwandho C. A., Falconer, J., Roberts TK (1994): Purification and characterization of immunoglobulins bound to placenta of sheep. Proceedings of the first international conference of World placental Associations, Sydney, Australia: In Placenta 1994: A53 pp 15. 9. Omwandho C. A., Peters, C., Falconer, J., Roberts TK (1994): Sheep placental IgG inhibits human Natural killer cell cytotoxicity: Proceedings of the First International
  • 7. Conference of World Placental Associations, Sydney, Australia: In Placenta 1994: A54 pp 15. 10. Roberts, TK., Omwandho, CA., Peters, C., Falconer, J (1995): Inhibition of human Natural Killer cell cytoxicity by sheep placental IgG: proceedings of the sixth International Congress of Immunology, July 1995 Washington DC. In American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 1995 Abstract P327. 11. Omwandho, CA., Falconer, J., Roberts TK (1996): Re-association of human and ovine placental eluate immunoglobulins with acidified trophoblast vesicles: In proceedings of the 13th Rochester Trophoblast association and Thomas Wegman Memorial Symposium on Reproductive Immunology, Banff, Canada. Abstract C17 American journal of Reproductive immunology. 12. Omwandho, CA., Peters, C., Falconer, J., Roberts, T.k., and Tumbo-Oeri, A. G. (2001): is placental IgG toxic to natural killer cells? In proceedings of the International uion of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/South African Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Special meeting on the Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Disease Cape Town, South Africa (19th to 23rd November 2001. Abstract No. P155. INVITATIONS AS A GUEST SCIENTIST 1. 1st May to 31st July 2003: invited as a guest scientist to Justus Leibig University of Giessen, Germany to perform short term research in reproductive Biochemistry and Immunology. Host: Professor Hans. – R Tinneberg: Director, University Women’s Hospital, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. 2. August 2004. invited Guest Scientist to the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kansas University Medical School , Kansas, USA to facilitate development of common research initiatives in reproductive immunology and biochemistry centred on concepts relating to HLA-G expression on the human placenta and associated reproductive implications. Host: Professor Joan S. Hunt, a university distinguished professor and Vice Chancellor for research, Kansa University Medical School, USA 3. 1st October 2005 to 31st March 2006: A six month offer of Sabbatical as a visiting Professor/ Guest Scientist at the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kansas university Medical School, Kansas U.S.A. Host Professor Joan s. Hunt, a University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chancellor for Research, Kansas University Medical School, USA. 4. Invited as guest scientist by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science to undertake a 10 month research aimed at developing cytokine based adjuvants for production of IgA for use in oral vaccines to salmonella infection by genetic manipulation of avian cytokine genes at the Institute for Animal Health at Tsukuba, Japan. This fellowship was awarded to only 70 senior and mid term researchers with excellent research records from the whole world. INVITATIONS AS A CONSULTANT 1. 2000: Invited guest during an Annual Scientific Review of the Scientific findings at the Institute of Primate Research Karen, for the period 1999-2000. The review was centred on the Institutes findings in the areas of Virology, Reproductive Biology, Infectious diseases. Conservation and Primate Medicine.
  • 8. 2. January 2004: Invited by the Director for Research Programmes on Sustenalbe Use of Dryland Biodiversity (RPSUD) to serve as a Consultant in selection of applications to be funded (up to US $ 20,000) by the Swedish International Agency for Development (SIDA) and Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing countries (SAREC). SPECIALIZED SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITES 1. Served as a reviewer for the Journal of Biosciences in the year 2002 2. Currently serving as a registered reviewer for the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology in the areas of pregnancy loss and abortions, recurrent pregnancy loss, placental physiology and pathology, and pre- eclampsia. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP (CURRENT) I. One of my articles “Omwadho, CA, Tinneberg HR, Tumbo-Oeri, AG., Roberts TK., Falconer J (2000). Recurrent Pregnancy losses and the role of Immunotherapy. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 264; 3-12” has been listed number 3 out of the only six authoritative references from around the world upon which a review leading to the development of an insurance Policy based on use of intravenous immunoglobulin and other forms of experimental immunotherapy in the management of reproductive failure in a number of states in the United states of America has been developed by CareFree and Blue shield group of Insurance companies in collaboration with other Insurance groups. Has been listed at number 57 of the first 100 articles catalogues by Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the period 1998 to 2004 II. One of my papers “Omwandho, CA, Tinneberg HR., Tumbo-Oeri Ag., Roberts TK., Falconer J (2001): Immunological role of plancenta, Blocking factors and NK cells in the post implantation pregnancy. African Journal of Health Sciences 8: 2-16. (ISSN 1022-9272)” has been selected into the “Brithish Library Direct” as one of the articles leading the way towards finding solutions to immunologically triggered reproductive failure. III. One of my papers “Charles OA., Omwandho, Susanne E.M. Grussner, Timothy K. Roberts, Hans Tinneberg (2004). Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG): Modes of action in the management of Recurrent Pregnancy loss and selected Autoimmune disorders Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 42 (4): 359-370 Has been selected as the number 1 article out of the only 10 articles selected recently by “Cytotect Biotest Pharmaceutical group” and listed in the “Disease and Treatment Database”  Has provoked an interest by four pharmaceutical companies in Germany namely Philips pharmaceuticals, Pfizet, Bayer and ZLB all of whom have expressed an interest in sponsoring me to go to Germany and share my ideas with their research and production scientists. Infact, Pfizer has already contributed its share of support to the Dean of Medicine at Giessen University in Germany to facilitate my trip.  Has been listed as number 10 out of 25 articles catalogued by Borstel in the “Central Directory for National Reference for Clinical and Experimental pathologies”  Listed by “Lippincott Williams and Wilkins” as one of the reference publications into “Clinical Neuropathy”.
  • 9. CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITMENTS 1. Chairman (College of Biological & Physical Scineces) and College Representative to the University of Nairobi Show committee. 2. Course Co-ordinator (Biochemistry Department) to First year Medicine, Dental Surgery and Pharmacy) 3. Chairman, Strategic Plan Committee, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. 4. Biochemistry department’s representative to College of Biological and Physical Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, University of Nairobi. 5. College of Health Sciences Representative and member of the Steering Committee on the University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park. 6. Member; Ethical Evaluation Committee for Biomedical Research Proposals at Pre- clinical departments of the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi. 7. College of Health Sciences delegate to UAU PAST HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITMENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 1. 24TH TO 29TH June 2004: Acting Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi 2. 31st July to 6th August 2004: Acting Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi 3. 17th January to 22nd January 2005: Acting Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi 4. 22nd March to 24th March 2005: Acting Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS 1. Immunological Role of Placenta and Blocking Factors in the Post Implantation Pregnancy focusing on the role of placental IgG (symmetric and asymmetric) 2. Natural killer (NK) cells as a markers of HIV-infection, Immunology and prognosis during ant-retroviral therapy. 3. Use of complex carbohydrate extracts from Mushroom in the management of induced carcinogenesis in rats. SUPERVISON OF POST GRAUDATE AND HONOURS STUDENTS AT UoN 1. Served as the Principal supervisor for the M.Sc. thesis of Mr. John Munderu Muchiri titled “Elution and Partial Characterisation of Immunoglobulins bound to Goat Placenta. “Degree awarded in November 2000 (Department of Biochemistry). 2. Served as a supervisor for the M.Sc. research project to Mr. Fred Onyango Onono (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi). Project titled “T-cell responses in
  • 10. cattle immunized with a protopype anti-sporozoite sub-unit vaccine against Theileria parva.” (Degree awarded in May 2004). 3. Served as Principal supervisor for M.Sc. research project of Mr. George Mala (Department of Biochemistry) project title “Quantitation and Partial characterization of placental bound immunoglobulins-G (IGg) in normal and pathological human placenta. 4. Supervised an M.Sc. research project of Mr. Ezekiel Mecha project title “Use of Natural Killer Cells as a marker in the Immunobiology and Management of HIV infection in humans 5. Supervised an MSc research project of Carolyne Wasonga titled “Effect of edible Basidiomycetes fruit body extracts on induced liver tumor in mice”. 6. Supervisied Honours project for Albert Nyangwansa titled “Detection of Symmetric and asymmetric IgG composition in non preganant sheep” at the department of Biochemistry. 7. Currently supervising Honours project for Dorine Nkatha Raiboni titled Symmetric/Asymmetric IgG composition in seum and retro-placental blood of oviparous women IgG 8. Currently supervising Honour project for Samwel Kinuthia Gathe titled “Effect of selected edible basidiomycete fruit body extracts on induced liver tumour in mice”. EXAMINATION OF THESES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI AND EXTERNAL UNIVERSITIES. 1. 1998: served as a member of the Examining Board during the Oral Examination defense) and supervisor of correction for Ms. Jemimah A. Oduma’s Ph.D thesis “the effect of Heptchlor-organo Chlorine Pesticide on the reproductive Perfomance of Female Sprague Dawley Rats.” Degree awarded in November 1998 (department of Animal Physiology, University 2. 1999: Served as a member of the Examination Board during the Oral Examination (Defense) of Mr. Nicholas k. Gikonyo’s Ph.D thesis titles “Semiochemical Basis of Feeding Preferences on water buck kobus Defassa Buffallo Syncerus caffer and ox, by some Glossina morsitans group of Tsetse flies.” Degree awarded in November 1999 (Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi. 3. 2000: Served as Internal examiner and a member of the Examination board for John Munderu Muchiri’s M.Sc thesis titles “Elution and partial Characterisation of Immunoglobulins bound to Goat Placenta.” Degree awarded in November 2000 (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. 4. 2000: Served as a member of the Examination Board during the Oral Examination (Defense) of Mr. K. R. Oluoch’s M.Sc thesis titled: “Identification of DNAs located on a sub-telomeric fragment to Theileria parva genome.” Degree awarded in November 2000 Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. 5. 2001: Served as Internal Examiner and a member of the Examination board for Mr. Washington Ochieng’s M.Sc. thesis, titled, “Pathogenesis and Immune Responses in HIV-1 infected infants and children in Kenya.” Degree awarded in November 2001 (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. 6. 2001: Served as board member during the Oral Examination (Defense) of Amos Mr. Kungu Mbugua’s M.Sc thesis titles “Isolation and characterization of
  • 11. Trypanosoma Congolense gene encoding an antigen recognised by infective serum from Cape buffalo.” Degree awarded in November 2001 (Department of Zoology, University of Nairobi. 7. served as internal Examiner for Mr. Moses Sichangi’s M.sc thesis titled “Analysis of Endogenous Retrovirus-like particle expression in normal male olive baboon (papio Anubis) reproductive tissues.” Degree awarded in November 2001 (department of Animal physiology, University of Nairobi 8. Served as a member of the ecaminers board during the Post humous examination of the late W. Njoroge’s MSc thesis title “Early diagnosis and vertical transmission of HIV-1 in children born to HIV-1 seropositive mothers in rural Western Kenya. Degree awarded posthumously in November 2002 (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. 9. served as internal examiner for daudi k. Langats PhD thesis titles “Molecular characterization of Paan-AG, An HLA-G_like gene ezxpressed in baboon (Papio anubis) Placenta”. Degree awarded in November 2002 (department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi 10. served as internal examinaer for PhD thesis for Ms Abubakar Laila Uweso titles “Molecular characterization of the lectin-trypsin complex from midgut of the testse fly Glossina Fuscipes.” (department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi Degree awarded in November 2003. 11. served as internal examiner for MSc thesis for Fredrick Onyango Onono titled “t-cell responses in the cattle immunised with a prototype anti-sporozoite sub-unit vaccine against theileria parva (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi) Degree awarded in May 2004. 12. served as an internal examiner for the MSc. Thesis of Humphery k. Njaanake (Departmetn of Zoology, Univeristy of Nairobi) titles, “Comparison of tnhe effects of two praziquantel doses versus two metrifonate doses in Schistosoma haematobium (Mazeras strain) infection in hamsterns” degree to be awarded in November 2004 13. Served as a board member during the defece of a PhD thesis of Mutahi W. titled, comparison of Praziquantel and metriofonate doses in field trials in school children in Machakos and Mwea Districts of Kenya. Degree awarded in February 2005. 14. Served as Internal Examiner for an MSC thesis of Patrick Onyango Ogola titles Hormonal correlates and effects of maternal life History traits on natal dispersal among male yellow baboons, Papio Cynocephalus in Amboseli national park. Degree awarded in November 2005. 15. Served as Internal Examiner for an MSC thesis of Patrick Onyango titles Hormonal correlates and effects of maternal life History traits on natal dispersal male yellow baboons Papio Cynocephalus in Amboseli National Park. Kenya. Degree awarded in November 2005. 16. Served as intenal examiner for MSc for George Otieno Mala’s M.Sc. thesis titles “quantitation and partial characterization of placental bound immunoglobulins- G (IGg) in normal and pathological human placentae.” Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi) Degree awarded in November 2005
  • 12. 17. served as internal examiner for MSc thesis for Mr. Ezekiel Mecha titles Natualkiller cells and selected/metabolite profiles in HIV infection and progression to AIDS (thesis submitted and undergoing examination) (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi). 18. served as internal examiner for MSc thesis of Carolyne Wasonga titles “effect of edible Basidiomycetes fruit body extracts on induced liver tumor in mice” (Thesis successfully defended (Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi. External examination for theses from foreign Universities: 19.served as the External Examiner for the MSc Thesis of Hai titled Delt Haemolysin production of Long-term staphylococcus epidermidis Cultures’ from the University of Newcastle, Australia in the year 2005. TEACHING DUTIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY 1. level 1 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB.Ch.B) Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) Biochemistry. 2. B.Sc III Biochemistry 3. Masters of medicine in Psychiatry: Neurochemistry 4. Master of Science in Biochemistry. a. Protein structure in relation to function MB503 b. Biochemistry techniques and Instrumentation MB504 c. Molecular Immunology MB507. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES: 1. Executive committee member, Kenya Society for Immunology 2. Member of Biochemistry Society of Kenya 3. Member of Africa Biotechnology Stake holder’s Forum (ABSF) 4. member of Bionet Africa 5. Member Federation of African Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PREVIOUS MATERIAL AND CASH DONATIONS RECEIVED: • 1996-2002: 11,000 Australian $ (US$ 8,000) worth in material and fine laboratory reagents. Prof. Tim Roberts, Senior Assistant Dean, School of Mathematics and Science University of Newcastle, NWS Australia • 2002: DM 12,000-(US$8,000) Prof. Hans –R Tinneberg, Director, University Women’s Hospital and President, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany and European College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. • 2003; 2,200 Euros (US$4,800) worth of reagents from Prof. hans – R Tinneberg, Director, University Women’s Hospital and president, Justus Liebig University of Giessen Germany and European College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. • 2004: the late professor Peter Campbell (Signatory to FSBMB account) ; US$ 560 in laboratory reagents.
  • 13. • 2004: US$ 3,250 (travel & Accommodation) – Prof. Joan Hunt University Distinguished Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Reproductive Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas, United States of America. • 2005: Professor Joan Hunt, The Vice-Chancellor for research at Kansa University Medical School in the United States of America has awarded me US$12,000 and round trip air ticket to fo and participate in collaborative research for six months at the University of Kansas, USA between 1st October 2005 to 31st March 2006 • 2005: Dr. Harding Montgomety Sunningdale, Berkshie, England . US US$ 2,283 in laboratory reagents TOTAL GRANT AND TRAVEL SUPPORT IN THE LIST THREE YEARS US$55,093 REFEREES: 1. Prof. T. K. Roberts Biological Sciences department University of Newcastle NSW 2308, Australia 2. Prof. Hans-R Tinnerberg Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Justus-Liebig University Giessen Klinikstrasse 32, 35392 Giessen, German 3. prof. Emmanuel Wango Department of Animal Physiology University of Nairobi P O Box 30197 Nairobi – Kenya 4. Prof. Richard Mibey Botany department, Univeristy of Nairobi P O Box 30197 Nairobi – Kenya (Currently the Deputy Vice-chancellor, Administration and Finance) Maseno University, Private Bag Maseno Kenya.

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