Stephen Kirubi Gikuru

Stephen Kirubi Gikuru

Lecturer

Faculty of Science

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – 722 916 997

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EDUCATION

2008-to date

Ph.D., Biochemistry (Student)

Egerton University

2000

Master of science, Biochemistry

Egerton University

1995

B. Sc Honors (Biochemistry/Chemistry)

Egerton University

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Bioinformatics, and Parasite Genomics and proteomics

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2008- present

Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, Egerton University

February 2001 – February 2008

Assistant Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, Egerton University

April 1996- January 2001

Graduate Assistance and Graduate Student, Dept of Biochemistry and molecular Biology, Egerton University

2002-2005

Research assistant, Dept, of Tropical and infectious Diseases, Institute of Primate Research.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2008- to Date

Computational annotation of metabolic pathways in human Schistosomiasis for novel anti-schistosomal drug development – National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Dublin University, Institute of Molecular Medicine, St. James Hospital and Egerton University.

2007- to date

Development of avocado fruit value addition technology and avocado- based products

1998-2000

Immunopathology of Murine Schistosomiasis - Institute of Primate Research (IPR)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Gikuru, S. K., Yole, D. S., Mireji, P. and Limo, M. (2011). Schistosomes encodes Short-Chain Dehydrogenases/Reductases and Glucose-Methanol-Choline Oxidoreductases with high similarity to lepidopteran ecdysteroids biosynthetic enzymes. A poster presented at Joint International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) and African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB) Conference on Bioinformatics in Cape Town, South Africa from the 9th -11th March 2011.

 

2

Gikuru, S. K., Mireji, P., Yole, D. S. and Limo, M. (2010) Schistosomiasis: Exploring new control targets using genomic information. A paper presented at Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference, 28-30th November 2010 at National University of Ireland Maynooth.

3.

Kiruki Silas, Mageto O. Kenneth, Ncene W. Bariu and Gikuru S. Kirubi (2006). Prevalence of Multidrug resistant enteropathogenic bacteria causing diarrhea in Kibera community in Nairobi, Kenya. J. Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 3: 24-30.

4.

Yole, DS, Gikuru SK, Wango, EO, Kithome, K, Kiarie S, Limo M. (2006). Influence of age of mice on the susceptibility to murine Schistosomiasis infection. African Journal. Health Sciences 13 (1-2): 47-54.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Bioinformatics and Parasite Metabolomics, Drug development for Neglected Tropical Diseases