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school of pure and applied sciences

PROF. CORNELIUS C. W. WANJALA Ph.D (UB), M.Sc B.Sc (UoN)

 

 

 

NAME:    PROF. CORNELIUS C. W. WANJALA Ph.D (UB), M.Sc B.Sc (UoN)
Department of Physical Sciences, South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU), P. O. Box 170-90200 KITUI, KENYA.
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Telephone            (+254)-722-309706 (Mobile)
Current Position    Associate Professor (Organic Chemistry) –Department of Physical Sciences
Management Position    Director (Board of Postgraduate Studies)
2. EDUCATION BACKGROUND
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

S/No.

Institution

Year

Qualification

Discipline

 

1.

University of Botswana

1998-2001

Ph.D (Chemistry)

Natural Products Chemistry

 

2.

University of Nairobi

1992-1995

M.Sc (Chemistry)

Organic Synthesis

 

3.

University of Nairobi

1988-1992

B.Sc (General)

Chemistry

 

3. CURRENT RESEARCH

i.    Mapping the existing, emerging and re-emerging vectors and vector-borne pathogens for disease surveillance and sustainable healthcare preparedness in Kenya.  (Funded by NACOSTI – K.Shs 7M)
The Funds is administered from Pwani University. Collaborating Institutions SEKU, Pwani University, KEMRI-Kilifi, KARI – Kibogo
4. POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
i.    Pembere Masika Anthony: A STUDY ON DEFLOURINATION AND DESALINATION OF MAGADI TRONA BY NANOFILTRATION AND BIPOLAR MEMBRANE ELECTRODIALYSIS (Ph.D; REG. No. I73/MAI/30058/2014)
ii.    Avy Otieno Nyateng ASSESSMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTEMANAGEMENT IN OIL DRILLING FIELDS (TURKANA). (M.Sc Environmental Management. REG. No. 1501/NRB/20215/2012)
3. Selected Publications

[1]    The unique and potential applications of soils to livelihoods (In Press 2014).  Wanzala Wycliffe* and Wanjala Cornelius
[2]    Tagetes (Tagetes minuta L., 1753) essential oil. Elsevier; Editors Victor R. Preedy (Inprint 2014).  Wanjala Cornelius* and Wanzala Wycliffe
[3]    Coral bean: Usage of Coral Bean (Erythrina latissima, E. Meyer) seeds in human health 2011; (Book chapter 45). Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease.  Elsevier; Editors Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, and Vinood Patel.  London, Burlington, San Diego: Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier.  Page 377-387.  Wanjala Cornelius* and Akeng’a Teresa
[4]    Triterpenoids from the Stem Bark of Periploca linearifolia (Asclepiadaceae). Journal of Kenya Chemical Society 2011, 6(1), 1-8; ISSN 1811-5934.  Akenga Teresa, Nyangasi Leah, Wanjala Cornelius*, Ndiege Isiaih Omollo
[5]    In-Vitro antiplasmodial and pfmrk activies of flavonoids in combination with chloroquine (CQ) and artemesinin.  Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (RPB) – 2010, 2(4) 40-50.  Akala,1 H. M, Waters,1 C.N, Yenesew,2 A., Wanjala3 C., Akenga,3* T.
[6]    Larvicidal Activity of Extracts from three Plumbago spp Against Anopheles gambiae.  Memorias do instituto oswaldo cruz. 2009, 104(6) 813-817.   Barasa M. Maniafu, Lwande Wilber, Isaiah O Ndiege, Wanjala Cornelius, Teresa O. Akeng’a. ISSN 0074-0276.
[7]    In Vitro Anti-plasmodial activity and potential toxicity of plant extracts used in traditional malaria therapy in the lake Victoria region.  Memorias do instituto oswaldo cruz. 2009, 104(5) 689-694. Akeng’a Teresa, Njau, Richard Njihia, Nyangasi Leah, Wanjala Cornelius, Ndiege, Isiah. ISSN 0074-0276
[8]    Antifeedant Activities of the Erythrinaline Alkaloids from Erythrina latissima Against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera Noctuidae). Rec. Nat. Prod. 2009, 3(2) 96 - 103.   Wanjala W. Cornelius*, Teresa Akeng’a, George O Obiero and Kweyu P. Lutta.  ISSN 1307-6167
[9]    Antimicrobial Marine Natural Products from the Sponge, Axinella infundibuliformis. Rec. Nat. Prod. 2008, 2(4) 116-127.  Kweyu P. Lutta, Bii Christine, Akeng’a A. Teresa and Wanjala W. Cornelius*.  ISSN 1307-6167
[10]    Pollination studies and cropping systems at Mwingi-Kenya. Njoroge, G.N., Ngamau, K, Wanjala, C. and Karanja, R. (2008). ISBN 9966-923-19-7.
[11]    Heavy and Essential Metal Concentrations around Mombasa Island, using the Sponge, A Marine Natural Products Indicator (Preliminary Results).  First Annual Scientific Conference. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agric and Tech. Faculty of Science 2006, 1(3), 1-5.  C. B. Nyongesa, O. Anam, T. Akenga and C.Wanjala*.  ISBN – 9966-923-88-8
[12]    Anti-malarial activity of selected herbs from lake Victoria region.  First Annual Scientific Conference.  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agric and Tech. Faculty of Science 2006, 1(1), 95-106.  R. R. N. Njau, T. Akenga, C.Wanjala, I. O. Ndiege. ISBN – 9966-923-74-6
[13]    Bioactive non-alkaloidal compounds from the genus Erythrina.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry Bioactive Natural Products (Part L - Book Chapter).  2005, 32, 821-853, Chapter 18.  Runner R. T. Majinda, Cornelius C. W. Wanjala*, Benard F. Juma.  Hardbound, 1268 pages, publication date: NOV-2005, ISBN-13: 978-0-444-52171-2. ISBN-10: 0-444-52171-2. Imprint: ELSEVIER
[14]    Erythrina alkaloid and antimicrobial flavonoids from Erythrina latissima. Planta Medica, 2002, 68(7), 640-642  Wanjala, C. C. W., Juma, B., Bojase, G., Gashe B. A., Majinda, R. T.
[15]    Antimicrobial flavonoids from Bolusanthus speciosus.  Planta Medica, 2002, 68(7), 615-620.  Bojase, G., Majinda, R. R. T., Gashe, B. A., Wanjala, C. C. W.
[16]    Recent results from Natural products research at the University of Botswana.  Pure and Applied Chem, 2001, 73, 1197-1208.  R. R. T. Majinda, B. M. Abegaz, M. Bezabih, B. Ngadjui, C. C. W. Wanjala, L. K. Mdee, G. Bojase, A. Silayo, I. Masesane, S. O. Yeboah.
[17]    Flavonoids from the stem bark of Bolusanthus speciosus.  Phytochemistry, 2001, 56, 837-41. Gomotsang Bojase, Cornelius C. W. Wanjala, Runner R. T. Majinda.
[18]    Isoflavone Glycosides from the Root Wood of Erythrina latissima.  J. AOAC. 2001, 84, 451-454.  Cornelius C. W. Wanjala, Runner R. T. Majinda.
[19]    Two New Isoflavanoids from Bolusanthus speciosus.  Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2001, 15(2), 1-6.  Gomotsang Bojase, Cornelius C. W. Wanjala, Runner R. T. Majinda.
[20]    A New Stilbene Glycoside from Elephantorrhiza goetzei.  Fitoterapia, 2001, 72, 649-655.   Cornelius C. W. Wanjala, Runner R. T. Majinda.
[21]    A New Isoflavanone from the Stem Bark of Erythrina latissima.  Fitoterapia, 2000, 71, 400-405. Cornelius C. W. Wanjala; Runner R. T. Majinda.
[22]    Two Novel Glucodienoid Alkaloids from Erythrina latissima Seeds.  J. Nat. Prod., 2000, 63, 871-873. Cornelius C. W. Wanjala; Runner R. T. Majinda.
[23]    Flavonoid Glycosides from Crotalaria podocarpa.  Phytochemistry, 1999, 51, 705-707. Cornelius C. W. Wanjala; Runner R. T. Majinda.
[24]    Wanjala CW, Majinda RRT. Erythrina Alkaloids and Flavonoids from E. latissima. Unraveling the Socio-Economic Potential of African Bio-diversity through Natural Products Research; Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC); 9th NAPRECA Symposium from 27th – 31st August 2001; Nairobi, Kenya. 2001. Book of Abstracts, NAPRECA-KENYA

 

 

 

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