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OWSD 2018 Graduates

June 22, 2018

OWSD is proud to congratulate the following postgraduate fellows who have received their PhDs so far in 2018. From environmental chemists to solar cell physicists to livestock scientists, here are your newest Drs. (read more about each graduate below): 

 

    
  

Omolara Faith Yakubu

 

Fiyinfoluwa Adenike Adesioye (Olaiatan)
Nigeria

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Screening of metagenomic DNA fosmid expression libraries for novel glycosyl hydrolase enzymes (Carbohydrate esterases)"


Rasha Abuelgasim E. Babiker
Sudan

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan

Title of PhD: "Effect of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) consumption on adipokine level, metabolic syndrome elements and inflammatory cytokines among Type 2 Diabest Mellitus patients"


Comfort Olukemi Bamigboye
Nigeria

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Investigation into the potentials of the mutants and hybrids of Termitomyces microcarpus"


Wonroo Bernice Armelle Bancole
Benin

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Biological Control of Sorghum and Rice Stem Borers"


Alinesi Chakwiya
Zambia

2009 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Development of molecular tools for cobweb disease detection"


Marie Chantal Cyulinyana
Rwanda

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Reproducing ground level solar radiation characteristics observed in tropical climates using theoretical and computational models"


Naimat Abimbola Eleburuike
 Nigeria

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Title of PhD: "Heterogeneous catalytic oxidation of organic pollutants in industrial effluents" 


Zviregei Jiri
Zimbabwe

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Johannesburg, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Active biomonitoring of the Yellow Jacket and Mazowe rivers, Zimbabwe: Early warning signals from biomarkers in assessing biological effects of acid mine drainage (AMD) and diffuse sources of pollutants" 


Namaunga Kasumu
Zambia

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: Stellenbosch University, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Genotyping clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and investigating correlations for HIV status and treatment outcome in high HIV prevalence districts of Zambia" 


Muinat Olanike Kazeem
Nigeria

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Title of PhD: "Cellulase production by thermophilic bacillus licheniformis 2D55 and its application for the recovery of fermentable sugar from rice husk" 


Cathrine Kazunga
Zimbabwe

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Unpacking the Mathematical Knowledge Requires to Teach Mathematical Modelling" 



Kwami Justina Kenobi Morris
Nigeria

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Title of PhD: "Adoption potential of small scale postharvest practices towards reducing plantain supply chain food losses in Rivers State, Nigeria" 


Jannatara Khatun
Bangladesh

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Title of PhD: "Effects of dietary fat/oil levels on adipose tissue deposition and expression of genes related to adipocyte functions in goats" 


Cynthia Laar
Ghana

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti of the Western Cape, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Application of environmental and hydrochemical analysis to characterize flow dynamics in the Sakumo wetland, Ghana" 


Marthe Montcho
Benin

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Title of PhD: "Food value of agriculture and agri-products used in the manufacture of multi-nutritional blocks for feeding small ruminants in Benin" 


Rissa Venerande Niyobuhungiro
Rwanda

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Cape Town, South Africa

Title of PhD: "A study of waste management"


Nagla Numan Ali Numan
Sudan

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of South Africa, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Viability of a reversible femtosecond VO2 based single optoelectronic nano-gating and mapping of carriers density thermal variation in 1-D VO2 nanosystems by ultrafast Terahertz spectroscopy"


Ifeoluwa Omobolanle Olotu
Nigeria

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Safety assessment of some traditionally fermented foods produced in Nigeria and South Africa"


Olubukola Olayemi Olusola Makinde
Nigeria

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Proficiency of hemolytic organisms in the treatment of abattoir wastewater in Akure, Nigeria"


Gbemisola Olufunke Onipede
Nigeria

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Genomic and proteomic studies of phytate-degrading lactic acid bacteria isolated from indigenous fermented cereal products"


Tigist Tadesse Shonte
Ethiopia

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title of PhD: "The effect of processing techniques on nutritional and sensory quality of stinging nettles (Urtica simensis) landraces of Ethiopia"


Sylvie Muwanga Tebitendwa
Uganda

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Rhodes University, South Africa

Title of PhD: "A comparative study of the performance and resource economics evaluation of waste stabilization ponds and constructed wetlands in the treatment of secondary and tertiary domestic waste water"


Newayemedhin Aberra Tegegne
Ethiopia

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Indigenous African dye for high performance nonlinear optical limiting applications"


Phyu Sin Thant
Myanmar

2010 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Title of PhD: "Physiological and chromosomal changes of delayed harvest and stored soybean (glycine max L. Merr.) seeds sollowing priming"


Omolara Faith Yakubu
Nigeria

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: Covenant University, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Assessment of anticancer potential of the leaves of Ricinodendron heudelotti Baill" 

 

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