Dr. Edwin Kimathi Murungi, PhD

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Dr. Edwin Kimathi Murungi, PhD

Lecturer

Faculty of Science,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 789716059

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EDUCATION

2012-13

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

2012

PhD, Bioinformatics

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

2007

MSc, Structural Biology

University of Cape Town, South Africa

2003

BPharm

University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Pharmacology

WORK EXPERIENCE

February 2014 – Present

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University

July 2013- February 2014

Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Technology, TUK

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Henri M. Kariithi; İkbal Agah İnce; Sjef Boeren; Edwin K. Murungi; Irene K. Meki; Everlyne A. Otieno;

Steven R. G. Nyanjom; Monique M. van Oers; Just M. Vlak; Adly M.M. Abd-Alla., (2015) ‘Hijack of

Intracellular Signaling Pathways by Hytrosavirus in the Development of Salivary Gland Hypertrophy

in Tsetse Flies (Diptera: Glossinidae): A Proteomic Study’ (Submitted, PLoS One).

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Murungi, E., Kariithi, H.M., Adunga, V., Obonyo, M., Christoffels, A., (2014) ‘Evolution and

structural analyses of Glossina morsitans (Diptera; Glossinidae) tetraspanins.’ Insects 5 885-908

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Murungi, E., Adunga, V., O’Reilly, A.J., Dacks, J.B., Field, M.C., and Christoffels, A., (2013)

‘A comparative analysis of trypanosomatid SNARE proteins.’ Parasitology International 63 341-348

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Mwangi, S., Murungi, E., Jonas, M., and Christoffels, A., (2011) ‘Evolutionary genomics of Glossina

morsitans immune related CLIP domain proteases and serine protease inhibitors.’

Infect. Genet. Evol. 11 740 - 745

PATENTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Pharmacology