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Grace Birungi

Country of origin: Uganda Currently in: Uganda, Mbarara General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Academic Background


2018 Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Water pollution and remediation Determination Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water systems Development of HPLC, GC and CE methods for determination of analytes . Metabolomic approaches for investigation of: boimarkers of disease, toxicity etc

Research Keywords: 
pharmaceuticals in water
analytical methods
extraction methods

Publications resulting from Research: 

Emmanuel Gakuba, Brenda Moodley*, Patrick Ndungu and Grace Birungi, Occurrence and significance of polychlorinated biphenyls in water, sediment pore water and surface sediments of Umgeni River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187(9):4790 • September 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4790-1

Solomon Matongo, Grace Birungi*, , Brenda Moodley and Patrick Ndungu, Pharmaceutical Residues in Water and Sediment of Msunduzi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Chemosphere 134 (2015) 133–140

Solomon Matongo, Grace Birungi*, Brenda Moodley, Patrick Ndungu, Occurrence of Selected Pharmaceuticals in Water and Sediment of uMgeni River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4217-0

Grace Birungi, Sam Fong Yau Li*, Investigation of the Effect of Exposure to non Cytotoxic Amounts of Microcystins, Metabolomics, 2011, 7,485 – 499

Grace Birungi, Sheryl Meijie Chen, Boon Pheng Loy, Mah Lee Ng, and Sam Fong Yau Li*, Metabolomics Approach for Investigation of Effects of Dengue Virus Infection Using the EA.hy926 Cell Line, Journal of Proteome Research 2010, 9, 6523 – 6534

Grace Birungi, Sam Fong Yau Li*, Determination of cyanobacterial cyclic peptide hepatotoxins in drinking water using CE, Electrophoresis 2009, 30, 2737–2742

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Chemistry; Supervision of graduate and undergraduate research projects in Chemistry, supervision of science education student teachers on school practice

Workshop and Conference Attended

6-8 March 2014 Nairobi, Kenya Humboldt Colloquium "The Power of Excellence in Science – Enhancing Academic Capacities in Africa"
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Jan 2007
PhD Fellowship at National University of Singapore

Other Awards

Oct 2004
ACU scholarship
MSc scholarship to the University of Leeds
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2005