|Prof. Peter K. Ngure
|Title: Dean, School of Science, Engineering and Health
Office: Department of Science
Prof. Ngure is a talented, focused, result-oriented Scientist, administrator and trainer with a track record of academic excellence. He has developed a career in teaching for the last 20 years with 8 year’s experience as a graduate teacher and administrator and 12 years of University level teaching, research and administration in 3 chartered private universities in Kenya.
Prof. Ngure's research outputs have been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China and USA. In addition, he is a trained HIV and AIDS programme Manager, a certified Molecular Biologist and will soon be admitted to be a Fellow of the UK higher education academy.
He has won the Star of Excellence Award in teaching and was recently nominated as an outstanding young Scientist by the African Academy of Sciences.
Doctor of Philosophy in Parasitology and Entomology (2009)
Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Supervisors: Prof. Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Dr. Willy K. Tonui and Dr. Geoffrey Rukunga
Thesis topic: Determination of Antileishmanial Activity of Compounds of Warburgia ugandensis (Family Canellaceae). Research Site: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
Areas of Concentration: Course work included Research Methodology, Computers in Health Research, Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The research was based on bioassay-guided fractionation with TLC, HPLC, NMR, parasite cultures, Alamar Blue Assay, MTT assay, and Flow Cytometry for cytokines.
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP): York St. John University (UK). (July 2009 – July 2010)
Training in learner-Centered teaching methodology. Use of Moodle learning platform. UK higher Education areas.
Certificate in Molecular Biology. June 2008. Smith College, Northampton, USA
Areas of concentration: Cloning vectors, genetic selection techniques, genomic library construction, DNA and RNA manipulations in vitro, PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, southern blot analysis, northern blot analysis, DNA hybridization, automated and non-radioactive DNA sequencing, microarray technology, DNA fingerprinting and microsatellites, RNA interference (RNAi and siRNA), mitochondrial DNA analysis and human genetic analysis.
Master of Philosophy in Parasitology: 1998. Department of Zoology, Moi University
Supervisors: Dr. Moses M. Ngeiywa and Dr. Peter Muange (deceased). Thesis topic: Effects of malaria during pregnancy in women living in a malaria holoendemic area of Western Kenya.
Areas of Concentration: Parasitology, helminthology, immunology, immunity to parasitic infections, biostatistics, entomology and biological techniques.
Bachelor of Education (Botany and Zoology): 1991. Kenyatta University.
Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
Specialized in Zoology and trained in the teaching of Biology and Chemistry.
Teaching practice done in Greenfields College in Kitale.
A-level: 3 principals and 1 subsidiary (Chemistry, Biology and Geography).
O-level: Division one, 19 points.
- Ngure P.K., Tonui W.K. Ng’ang’a Z., Ingonga J., Mutai C., Kigondu E.M., and Kimutai A. (2009). In vitro antileishmanial activity of Warburgia ugandensis (Family Canellaceae), a Kenyan Medicinal plant. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Vol 3(2) pp 061-066.
- Ngure P.K., Tonui W.K., Ng’ang’a Z., Ingonga J., Rukunga G. (2009). In vivo efficacy of oral and intraperitoneal administration of extracts of Warburgia ugandensis (Canellaceae) in experimental treatment of old world cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major. African Journal of Traditional, complementary and alternative medicines. Vol 6(2) pp 207-212.
- Kimutai A., Ngure P.K., Tonui W.K., Gicheru M. and Nyamwamu M. (2009). Leishmaniasis in Northern and Western Africa: A Review. African Journal of Infectious Diseases. Vol 3(1) 14-25.
- Ngure P.K., Kimutai A., Ng’ang’a Z., Rukunga G., and Tonui W.K., (2009). A review of Leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa. Journal of Nanjing Medical University. Vol 23(2):74-82.
- Albert Kimutai., Willy K. Tonui., Michael M. Gicheru., Peter Kamau Ngure., Johnstone Ingonga., Stella Kepha., Laban Ireri Njeru., Dorcas Wachira., Robert Karanja Muhia., Milkah Mwangi., Lydia B. Nyamwamu. (2009). Evaluation of the adjuvanticity of artemisinin with soluble Leishmania major antigens in BALB/c mice. Journal of Nanjing Medical University. 23(6):1-14.
- Kaburi, J.C., Githuto, J.N., Muthami, L., Ngure, P.K., Mueke, J.M., and Mwandawiro, C.S. (2009). Effects of long lasting insecticidal nets and Zoo-prophylaxis on mosquito feeding behaviour and density in Mwea, Central Kenya. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases. Vol 46(3):184-190.
- Lydia B. Nyamwamu, Michael M. Gicheru, Rekha R. Sharma, Albert Kimutai, Willy K. Tonui and Peter Kamau Ngure. (2009). Evaluation of the immunochromatographic strip test for the rapid diagnosis of antenatal syphilis in women in Eldoret, Kenya. Journal of Nanjing Medical University. Vol 23(5):1-5.
- Mwangi R. and Ngure P.K. (2008). Kenyan university students’ attitudes to HIV voluntary counselling and testing. A report submitted to the Centre for Research, Publication and Consultancy on 9th October, 2008. In press.
- Ngure P.K. Kamau G.N. (2006). Challenges of caregivers in an HIV- endemic area of Central Kenya. Paper presented in the 2nd International Conference in sexuality and sexual rights. June 21st -23rd, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
- Ngure P.K. (2006). Role of Private Universities in Kenya fighting HIV and AIDS. Paper presented in the 12th Annual Conference of the AIDS Alliance for Children, women and families. 19th to 23rd May 2006. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
- Ngure P.K., Kiarie M., and Masso J.D. (2005). Fighting HIV and AIDS in Private Universities in Kenya: A case study of Daystar University. Paper presented in the 1st African Conference of Vice Chancellors, Provosts and Deans of Science and Engineering. 15 -17th November 2005. Abstracts, page 72, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
- Ngure P.K. (2006). Media Coverage of the Environment in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges. Paper presented in the 1st African Science Conference, December 4th – 7th, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
I have 20 years teaching experience having taught Biological Sciences in three universities for 11 years and in various high schools. I have taught Invertebrate zoology, Genetics, Parasitology, Immunology, Histology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, HIV and AIDS.
I have participated in curriculum development, department leadership, facilitating workshops and seminars, presenting academic papers in national and international conferences and carrying out research.
Conferences & Seminars
- Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research. National Energy Survey Dissemination Workshop. 28th January 2010; Utalii Hotel, Nairobi.
- IAP Conference on Biodiversity Conference and General Assembly. January 12-15 2010; The Royal Society, London. Presented a poster entitled, ‘Antileishmanial Activity of Stem Bark Crude Extracts of Warburgia ugandensis subsp ugandensis (Sprague) (Canellaceae). Ngure, P.K., Ng’ang’a Z.W., Rukunga, G., Ingonga, J.M., Kimutai, A.S. and Tonui, W.K.
- The World Economic Forum’s 2009 Meeting of the New Champions, September 8th – 13th 2009. New World Hotel/World Expo Centre, Dalian, China.
- The African Population and Health Research Centre’s Research Methodology Workshop for the 2009 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows. 31st August – 4th September 2009, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi. Presented PhD Research findings.
- The Research methodology training workshop of the EASRN of tertiary institutions against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi. 30-31st July, 2009.
- The Science Tech-EAP workshop. March 26th – 27th 2009, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. International training on writing EU-funded research proposals.
- The 3rd TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientists’ International Conference in Africa on Alternative Sources of Energy: Potential for Renewable Energy and Biofuels in Africa. 15th to 17th December 2008 – Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
- Higher Education Science and Curricular Reforms: African Universities Responding to HIV/AIDS Kenya In-country Evaluation and Dissemination Workshop. 8th December 2008 – Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi.
- TWAS, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World Grantees workshop. 12th to 13th July 2008 - Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi.
- Attended GOD and Creation International conference in Brakenhurst, Limuru, January, 2004.
- Nominated as an outstanding Young Scientist by the African Academy of Sciences (June 7th 2009).
HIV and AIDS Programme Managers’ Training (Eastern and Sothern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) Arusha, Tanzania. June/July 2006. Sponsored by the World Bank and ARCAN.
Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in the University Curriculum. Sponsored by UNESCO and AWSE. 11th – 13th April 2006. Safari Club Hotel, Nairobi.
- 2007 Star of Excellence award in teaching.
- 2003 Star of Excellence award in teaching.
- Silver Award of the Total Eco Challenge for tree planting in Athi River campus.
- Daystar’s Star of Excellence Award, Best Lecturer in Science Department (2003 & 2007).