Mr. Peter Amwoga Ayeka

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Peter Amwoga Ayeka

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Biological Sciences,

Egerton University

PO BOX 536-20115

EGERTON, KENYA

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EDUCATION

2017 to date

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Ongoing)

Egerton University

Research Proposal title

Pharmacological and anti-cancer activity of selected medicinal plants

2010-2013

Master of medicine, Chinese Materia Medica

Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM)

Thesis title

Immunomodulatory and anticancer activities of licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) polysaccharides in colon carcinoma cell line (CT-26) and BALB/c CT-26 tumor mice model.

2006-2009

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Egerton University

1999-2001

Diploma in Applied Biology

Eldoret Polytechnic

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Molecular biology, Ethnopharmacology and Cancer biology

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 to date

Assistant Lecturer, Depart. Of Biological Sciences, Egerton University

2004-2013

Technologist, Depart. Of Biological Sciences, Egerton University

2002-2004

Technologist, Department of Botany, Maseno University

Feb–Sept. 2014

Assistant Departmental examination officer

2013–To date

Departmental web-representative

2015–To date

Member, Faculty of Science ICT committee

2016

Reviewer, Journal of Complementary Therapies in Medicine (CTIM)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2010-2013

Anti-tumor and immunomodulatory effects of Licorice Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. polysaccharides through interleukin 7 expression and secretion

2008-2013

Outdoor Organic Cultivation of Kenyan Indigenous Mushrooms for Improved Food Security. Funded by The Mushroom Initiative Limited, Hong Kong

2012

Arthrospira Biomass Dynamics Project, A Collaborative Project between Vienna University (Austria) and Egerton University (Kenya). Funded By. Austrian Research Funds Foundation

2007-2010

Spawn Production and Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Indigenous Mushrooms using Agricultural substrates. Funded by Egerton University

2009

Development of a methodology for indigenous mushroom, Pleurotus sp. cultivation

(Bachelor’s Project)

2001

Determination of the occurrence of mastitis in cattle within Soy division of Uasin Gishu District (Diploma Project)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018

Ayeka, P. A. (2018). Potential of Mushroom Compounds as Immunomodulators in Cancer Immunotherapy: A Review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018.

2018

Elick O. Otachi, Nehemiah M. Rindoria, Meri M. Medhanit, Peter A. Ayeka and Anna Wąs‐Barcz. (2018). First record of dwarf Victorian mouthbrooder Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae (Schöller, 1903) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, including data on its molecular identification: Management implications. Lakes & Reservoirs: Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use ISSN: 1440-1770

2018

Rosette Uzayisenga, Yi Wang, Yu Ren, Peter Amwoga Ayeka, Pramod Singh Kunwar, Epaphrodite Twahirwa. (2018). Vascular activity of protopanaxadiol and protopanaxatriol,
the major saponin fractions isolated from roots of Panax notoginseng. Journal of Pharmacy Research (JPR) ISSN: 0975-7619

2017

Ayeka, P. A., Bian, Y., Githaiga, P. M., & Zhao, Y. (2017). The immunomodulatory activities of licorice polysaccharides (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) in CT 26 tumor-bearing mice. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 17(1), 536

2016

Peter Amwoga Ayeka, Yuhong Bian, Peter Githaiga Mwitari, Xiaoqian Chu, Yanjun Zhang, Rosette Uzayisenga and Elick Onyango Otachi. 2016. Immunomodulatory and anticancer potential of Gan cao (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) polysaccharides by CT-26 colon carcinoma cell growth inhibition and cytokine IL-7 upregulation in vitro. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

2016

Peter Amwoga Ayeka, Bian Yu Hong, Peter Githaiga Mwitari, Rosette Uzayisenga, Elick Onyango Otachi. 2016. Immunomodulatory and anticancer potential of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.); potential for Cancer immunotherapy in new drug development. RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HUMANITY. 10th International Research Week, Egerton University. Proceedings

2015

Mwitari, Peter Githaiga, Bian, Yuhong, Ayeka, Peter Amwoga, Zhang, Yan Jun. 2015. Effect of Substrate Dependent Mushroom Polysaccharide Extracts on IL-7 Up

Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy and, their Probable Mode Of Action. International Journal of Cancer Studies & Research (IJCR) ISSN: 2167-9118

2013

Rosette Uzayisenga, Peter Amwoga Ayeka,Yi Wang. 2013. Anti-diabetic potential of

Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS): A review. Phytotherapy Research Journal

2013

Mwitari PG, Ayeka PA, Ondicho J, Matu EN, Bii CC (2013) Antimicrobial Activity and Probable Mechanisms of Action of Medicinal Plants of Kenya: Withania somnifera, Warbugia ugandensis, Prunus africana and Plectrunthus barbatus. PLoS ONE 8(6):  e65619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065619

2013

Ayeka, Peter Amwoga, Mwitari, Peter Githaiga, Yu HongBian. 2013. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. extracts augments Interleukin 7 expression to modulate immune system in cancer treatment. The 6th World Cancer Congress. Xi’an, China. Proceedings.

2011

Ayeka, Peter Amwoga, Mwitari, Peter Githaiga, Chu, XiaoQian, Yu HongBian, Zhang, YanJun. 2011.  Mushrooms; A remedy for modulation of immune system. International Forum on the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the 13th Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

· Complementary and alternative medicine (CAMs), anti-cancer phytomedicines, lead medicinal natural products and new drug discovery.

· Indigenous Mushroom cultivation

CONFERENCE/WORKSHORP/SEMINARS

April 2018

Workshop on natural products and food security sponsored by Confucius institute and Egerton University

March 2017

Workshop on natural products and food security sponsored by Confucius institute and Egerton University

Nov. 2016

Department of Biological science seminar on 23rd November 2016

June 2016

Workshop on Natural products and food security held on 30th to 1st June 2016 at Catholic diocese of Nakuru

March 2016

Department of Biological sciences seminars held on 9th march 2016

Nov. 2016

6th symposium for the society for economic botany; ethnobotany, local knowledge and sustainability held on 12th November 2016

Aug.2015

Workshop on herbal medicine on 30th July – August 2015 at the ARC-Hotel Egerton University

March 2014

Workshop on intellectual property rights held on 6th March 2014 at Egerton University

Feb. 2014

Workshop on research proposal writing and data management held on 4th-6th February 2014 at Utafiti hall, Egerton University

Dec. 2013

Workshop on HIV/Aids behavioural change held on 3rd December 2013, at Egerton University

May 2014

The 6th world cancer congress in Xian, China, May 2013

April 2011

International Forum on the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the 13th Annual Meeting of China Association for Science and Technology 2011.

Dec. 2010

International schools of China (ISC) Regional science fair, Hosted at ISC, China.

2009

Egerton University research week and international conference 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

· Society of Economic Botany



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