Alice Wanjiku Njue

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Alice Wanjiku Njue

Assistant lecturer

Chemistry Department

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536 20115 – Egerton Kenya

+254 721 216710 (cell Phone)

+254 51 2114017 (Office}

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EDUCATION

2009

Master of Science (Msc) degree in Chemistry.

Egerton University

2005

Bachelor of Science (Bsc) degree (3:1:1 – Chemistry

Egerton University

1990

Diploma in Education (Science)

KSTC

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Natural Products Chemistry in Fungal Biotechnology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Mar. 2012 to date

Assistant Lecturer -Egerton University.

Apr. 2009 to Mar 2012

Senior Technologist - Egerton University.

Nov. 1996 to Apr. 2009

Technologist- Egerton University.

Apr. 1990 to Nov. 1996

Teacher- Njoro boys high school

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012-Date

Search for anticancer compounds from basidiomycetes using biotechnological techniques funded by NCST and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

2005-2009

Purification and structure elucidation of antifungal compounds from crude extracts prepared from submerged cultures of fungi against plant pathogen (F. oxysporium) funded by R&E (Egerton University)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

John Onyango Adongo, Josiah O. Omolo, Alice, W. Njue and Joseph W. Matofari (2012). Antimicrobial activity of the root extracts of Tylosema fassoglensis Schweinf. Torre & Hillc (Caesalpiniaceae). Science Journal of Microbiology. Volume 2012, Issue 2. Pg 1-3. DOI: 10.7237/sjmb/209.

2

John Onyango Adongo, Josiah O. Omolo, Peter K. Cheplogoi, Dan O. Otaye and Alice, W. Njue (2012). In vitro Inhibition of the grey mold fungus - Botrytis cinerea - by Crude extracts from sub-merged cultures of basidiomycetes fungi. Science Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 2012 pg 1-3. DOI: 10.7237/sjbt/175.

3

Alice W. Njue, Dan O. Otaye, Peter K. Cheplogoi and Josiah O. Omolo (2012). In vitro inhibition of tomato Fusarium wilt causative agent by zearalenone from a soil inhabiting fungus. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(72), pp. 13683-13689. DOI: 10.5897/AJB12.501.

4

Njogu E. M., Njue A. W., Omolo J. O. and Cheplogoi P. K. (2009). Larvicidal activity of (oxiran-2-yl)methylpentanoate extracted from mushroom Cyptotrama asprata against mosquito Aedes aegypti. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 3 (6) 1203-1211.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Search for novel biologically active natural compounds from cultures of higher fungi (ascomycetes and basidiomycetes)