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Bellah Oreeditse Pule

Country of origin: Botswana Currently in: Botswana, Botswana General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2013 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

• Designing, fabricating and characterizing polymer-based materials as a solid platform for biosensors. • Collaborate with other scientists, often including those from other disciplines towards developing innovative methods to improve existing products and experimental protocols


Publications resulting from Research: 


REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLE:

~ Water SA Vol. 41 No. 1 January 2015

Electrospun fiber colorimetric probe based on gold nanoparticles for on-site detection of 17β-estradiol associated with dairy farming effluents
Bellah O. Pule*, Slyvestre Degni and Nelson Torto

REFEREED APPLICATION NOTES:
~ Fractionation of Acidic, Basic and Neutral Drugs from Urine with an SPE Mixed Mode Strong Anion Exchange Polymeric Resin (Agilent SampliQ-SAX) Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2009 Printed in the USA November 12, 2009, 5990-4965EN.
~ Fractionation of Acidic, Basic and Neutral Drugs from Plasma with an SPE Mixed Mode Strong Cation Exchange Polymeric Resin (Agilent SampliQ SCX) Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010 Printed in the USA January 11, 2010, 5990-5001EN.
~ Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil with Agilent SampliQ QuEChERS AOAC Kit and HPLC-FLD Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010 Printed in the USA June 7, 2010, 5990-5452EN.
~ Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Fish with Agilent SampliQ QuEChERS AOAC Kit and HPLC-FLD Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010 Printed in the USA July 14, 2010, 5990-5441EN.
~ Determination of sulfonamide residues in chicken muscle by Agilent SampliQ QuEChERS AOAC kit and HPLC-FLD Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010 Printed in the USA July 14, 2010, 5990-5395EN.
~ Determination of Acrylamide in Cooking Oil by Agilent SampliQ QuEChERS Acrylamide Kit and HPLC-DAD Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2010 Printed in the USA July 6, 2010, 5990-5988EN.

~ Patent: PP12554
An Indicator for the detection of 17 beta-estradiol
Bellah O. Pule*, Slyvestre Degni and Nelson Torto

~ Patent: P62792ZP00

Dye-incorporated electrospun fiber for the colorimetric detection of aspartate
aminotransferase
Bellah O. Pulea, Zenixole Tshentu,c Brett Pletschkeb and Nelson Tortoa

A) Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, P. O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
B) Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University, P. O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
C) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Chemistry Department, South Africa

COLLABORATIONS__________________________________________________________________________
~Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2013, 27(3), 347-358
Evaluation of the effect of various drying techniques on the composition of the psychoactive phenylpropylamino alkaloids of khat (Catha Edulis FORSK) chewing leaves
Minaleshewa Atlabachew1,2, Bhagwan Singh Chandravanshi1, Mesfin Redi-Abshiro1*, Nelson Torto3, Samuel Chigome3, and Bellah O. Pule3

~ Paper submitted to Water Research
A colorimetric probe for the detection of Ni2+ in water based on alloy nanoparticles hosted in electrospun nanofibers
N. Torto, D.A. Ondingo, B.O. Pule, B. Mudabuka, Z. Tshentu





Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Industry
1. Designing and fabricating biosensors 2. Designing methodology for manufacturing biodegradable plastics

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Arusha, Tanzania 1. 10th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society (AMRS2019)
2019 Trieste, Italy 2. Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?
2018 Cape Town, South Africa 3. “International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials" (NANOSMAT-Africa)
2018 Johannesburg, South Africa 4. Chromatography workshop
2017 Cape Town, South Africa 5. African Workshop of the ICSU Gender Gap Project,

Presentation given

2019
Electrospun Hydrogel for Biomaterial applications
Arusha, Tanzania
Event: 10th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society (AMRS2019)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2019
Best poster award
I was the recipient for the best poster award during the AMRS 2019: 10th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society held in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa.