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DR BENARD MUINDE KIMATU

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Designation
SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST I
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Job Category
Non-Teaching
Phone Number
+254742371239
Alternative Phone No.
+254734586342
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture
Directorate / Dept
DEPT. OF DAIRY ,FOOD SCIENCE AND TECH
Address
P.O. BOX 16 - 90102, MWALA
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  1. June, 2018: PhD. (Food Science and Engineering)

          School of Food Science and Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

  1. December, 2013: MSc. (Food Science)

          Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology, Egerton University, Kenya

  1. October, 2002: BSc. (Food Science and Technology)

          Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology, Egerton University, Kenya

  1. November, 1995: Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

          Bishop Ndingi High School

  1. November, 1991: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 

           Nginyi Primary School

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Food Processing and Preservation
  • Functional Foods - Bioactive Peptides
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Engineering
WORK EXPERIENCE
  1. June, 2014 - Present: Principal Technology II

           Egerton University, Department of Dairy and Food science and Technology

  1. March, 2010 - May 2014: Lecturer 

          Teachers Service Commision - Eldoret Polytechnic, Department of Science

  1. May, 2008 - May, 2014: Part-time Technologist

           Egerton University,  Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology

  1. May, 2006 - August, 2006: Site Technician,

         Ecolab East Africa (k) Ltd - Based at The Kenya Breweries Ltd

  1. January, 2003 - April, 2006: High School Teacher

          Bishop Ndingi High School - Teaching Mathematics and Chemistry

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Gaoxing Ma, Qiuhui Hu, Yanhui Han, Hengjun Du, Wenjian Yang, Che Pan, Xiaoqiong Cao, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Fei Pei & Hang Xiao. (2021). Inhibitory effects of β-type glycosidic polyssacharide from Pleurotus eryngii on dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis in mice. Food and Function. DOI: 10.1039/D0FO02905J
  2. Benard Muinde Kimatu, Donglu Fang, Liyan Zhao & Qiuhui Hu. (2020). Agaricus bisporus peptide fractions confer cytoprotective ability against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in HepG2 and Caco-2 cells. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 14: 2503-2519. DOI: 10.1007/s11694-020-00497-y
  3. Shuangyang Chen, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Donglu Fang, Xin Chen, Guitang Chen, Qiuhui Hu & Liyan Zhao. (2020). Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment on Transformations of Arsenic Species in Edible Mushrooms. Analytical Letters. 53: 102-121. DOI: 10.1080/00032719.2019.1639056
  4. Xin Chen, Donglu Fang, Ruiqiu Zhao, Juan Gao, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Qiuhui Hu, Guitang Chen & Liyan Zhao. (2019). Effects of ultrasound-assisted extraction on antioxidant activity and bidirectional immunomodulatory activity of Flammulina velutipes polysaccharide. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 140: 505-514. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.08.163
  5. Yuan Song, Qiuhui Hu, Yuanyue Wu, Fei Pei, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Anxing Su & Wenjiang Yang. (2019). Storage time assessment and shel-life prediction models for post harvest Agaricus bisporus. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 01: 360-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2018.11.020

  6. Gaoxing Ma, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Liyan Zhao, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei, and Qiuhui Hu. (2018). Impacts of dietary Pleurotus eryngii polysaccharide on nutrient bigestion, metabolism, and immune response of the small intestine and colon-an iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis. Proteomics. 18: 7. DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201700443

  7. Qiuhui Hu, Biao Yuan, Hang Xiao, Liyan Zhao, Xian Wu, Kanyasiri  Rakariyatham, Lei Zhong, Yanhui Han, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Wenjian Yang. (2018). Polyphenols-rich extract from Pleurotus eryngii with growth inhibitory of HCT116 colon cancer cells and anti-inflammatory function in RAW264.7 cells. Food & Function.  9: 1601-1611. DOI: 10.1039/c7fo01794d
  8. Gaoxing Ma, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Liyan Zhao, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei, and Qiuhui Hu (2018). Inside Front Cover: Impacts of Dietary Pleurotus eryngii Polysaccharide on Nutrient Digestion, Metabolism, and Immune Response of the Small Intestine and Colon-An iTRAQ-Based Proteomic Analysis. Proteomics. 18(7) DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201870052
  9. Benard Muinde Kimatu, Liyan Zhao, Yuan Biao, Gaoxing Ma, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei & Qiuhui Hu. (2017). Antioxidant potential of edible mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) protein hydrolysates and their ultrafiltration fractions. Food Chemistry. 230: 58-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.030
  10. Biao Li, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Fei Pei, Shuangyang Chen, Xin Feng, Qiuhui Hu & Liyan Zhao. (2017). Non-volatile flavour components in Lentinus edodes after hot water blanching and microwave blanching. International Journal of Food Properties. 20: S2532-S2542. DOI:10.1080/10942912.2017.1373667
  11. Benard Muinde Kimatu. (2017). In vitro antioxidant properties of Agaricus bisporus protein hydrolysates and their membrane ultrafltration fractions. 17th International conference on Food & Nutrition. May 22-24, 2017 Las Vegas, NEVADA, USA. DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600-C1-041
  12. Biao Li, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Chengjie Li, Fei Pei, Qiuhui Hu1, & Liyan Zhao. (2017). Analysis of volatile compounds in L. edodes blanched by hot water and microwave. International Journal of Food Science and Technology.  International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 52: 1680-1689. DOI:10.1111/ijfs.13442
  13. Gaoxing Ma, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Liyan Zhao, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei & Qiuhui Hu. (2017). In vivo fermentation of a Pleurotus eryngii polysaccharide and its effects on fecal microbiota composition and immune response. Food & Function. 8: 1810-1821. DOI: 10.1039/c7fo00341b
  14. Fang Donglu, Yang Wenjian, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Zhao Liyan, An Xinxin & Hu Qiuhui. (2017). Comparison of flavour qualities of mushrooms (Flammulina velutipes) packed with different packaging materials. Food Chemistry. 232: 1-9.   DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.03.161
  15. Yong Fang, Zi Xu, Yi Shi, Fei Pei, Wenjian Yang, Ning Ma, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Kunlun Liu, Weifen Qiu & Qiuhui Hu. (2017). Protection mechanism of Se-containing protein hydrolysates from Se-enriched rice on Pb2+-induced apoptosis in PC12 and RAW264.7 cells. Food Chemistry. 219: 391-398. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.09.131
  16. Biao Yuan, Liyan Zhao, Kanyasiri Rakariyatham, Yanhui Han, Zili Gao,  Benard Muinde Kimatu, Qiuhui Hu & Hang Xiao. (2017). Isolation of a novel bioactive protein from an edible mushroom Pleurotus eryngii and its anti-inflammatory potential. Food & Function. 8: 2175-2183. DOI: 10.1039/c7fo00244k
  17. Yong Fang, Xi Chen, Peizhu Luo, Fei Pei, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Kunlun Liu, Mengjia Du, Weifen Qiu, and Qiuhui Hu. (2017). The Correlation Between In Vitro Antioxidant Activity and Immunomodulatory Activity of Enzymatic Hydrolysates from Selenium-Enriched Rice Protein. Journal of Food Science. 82: 517-522. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.13595
  18. Fang Donglu, Yang Wenjian, Benard Muinde Kimatu, An Xinxin, Hu Qiuhui & Zhao Liyan. (2016). Effect of nanocomposite packaging on postharvest quality and reactive oxygen species metabolism of mushrooms (Flammulina velutipes). Postharvest Biology and Technology. 119: 49-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2016.04.012  
  19. Hengjun Du, Qiuhui Hu, Wenjian Yang, Fei Pei, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Ning Ma, Yong Fang, Chongjiang Cao & Liyan Zhao. (2016). Development, physiochemical characterization and forming mechanism of Flammulina velutipes polysaccharide-based edible films. Carbohydrate Polymers. 152: 214-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.07.035

  20. Fang Donglu, Yang Wenjian, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Alfred Mugambi Mariga, Zhao Liyan, An Xinxin & Hu Qiuhui. (2016). Effect of nanocomposite-based packaging on storage stability of mushrooms (Flammulina velutipes). Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 33: 489–497. DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2015.11.016

  21.  Qiuhui Hu, Jie Yu, Wenjian Yang, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Yong Fang, Ning Ma & Fei Pei. (2016). Identification of flavonoids from Flammulina velutipes and its neuroprotective effect on pheochromocytoma-12 cells. Food Chemistry. 204: 274–282. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.02.138

  22.  Zi Xu, Yong Fang, Yue Chen, Wenjian Yang, Ning Ma, Fei Pei, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Qiuhui Hu & Weifen Qiu. (2016). Protective effects of Se-containing protein hydrolysates from Se enriched rice against Pb2+-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 and RAW264.7 cells. Food Chemistry. 202: 396-403. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.02.021

  23. Guitang Chen, Fangning Wu, Fei Pei, Shujie Cheng, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Qiuhui Hu, & Liyan Zhao. (2016). Volatile components of white Hypsizygus marmoreus detected by electronic nose and HS-SPME-GC-MS: Influence of four drying methods. International Journal of Food Properties. DOI:10.1080/10942912.2016.1258575
  24. Benard M. Kimatu, Abdul K. Faraj, & Symon M. Mahungu. (2015). Effect of incorporating alum in cane juice clarification on juice quality and sucrose losses. International Journal of Food Studies. 4: 61-77. DOI: 10.7455/ijfs/4.1.2015.a5

     

     

     

     

     

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Conference Papers

  1. Benard Muinde Kimatu. (2017). In vitro antioxidant properties of Agaricus bisporus protein hydrolysates and their membrane ultrafltration fractions. 17th International conference on Food & Nutrition. May 22-24, 2017 Las Vegas, NEVADA, USA. DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600-C1-041
TEACHING AREAS
  • Food Processing and Preservation
  • Food Engineering
  • Seminars & Scientific Writing
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology (KIFST) - Member
  2. Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - Member
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