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Dr. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo

Dr. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo

 

Lecturer, Inorganic Chemistry

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Dr. Omwoyo is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, School of Science in Maasai Mara University teaching Inorganic Chemistry courses. He holds a Bachelor of Education Science (Chemistry/Mathematics) and Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry both from Maseno University. He further undertook a postgraduate training in nanomedicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland which was offered jointly with Novartis Pharmaceutical Research Company during the Next Generations Scientist internship fellowship 2014 sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. He pursued his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Nanomedicine) from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Nanomedicine at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa. His research interests’ areas include but not limited to; nanomedicine which involves encapsulating conventional drugs into selected nanocarriers, characterization, optimization and pre-clinical evaluation of the formulation’s with an aim of improving their efficacy; Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites for water purification and quantification of endocrine disrupting compounds in water among other research areas.

ARTICLES IN REFERRED JOURNALS

1. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, Paula Melariri, Bernhards Ogutu, Florence Oloo, Lonji Kalombo, Geoffrey Maroa Mahanga, and Hulda Swai (2015). The development, characterization and anti-malaria efficacy of dihydroartemisinin loaded solid lipid nanoparticles. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine; DOI: JN201461ORI

2. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, Bernhards Ogutu, Florence Oloo, Hulda Swai, Lonji Kalombo, Paula Melariri, Geoffrey Maroa Mahanga, and Jeremiah Waweru Gathirwa (2014). Preparation, characterization, and optimization of primaquine-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles. Int J Nanomedicine. 9: 3865–3874. DOI:  10.2147/IJN.S62630.

3. Onyango P. Vivian, Oyaro Nathan, Aloys Osano, Linda Mesopirr, W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo (2014). Assessment of the Physicochemical Properties of Selected Commercial Soaps Manufactured and Sold in Kenya. Open Journal of Applied Sciences
Vol.4 No.8, Article ID: 47736, DOI:10.4236/ojapps.2014.48040.

4. Nathan Oyaro, Bethpurity Makena, Mosima A. Osano and W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo (2014). Determination of the Levels of selected Heavy Metals in Medicinal plants from Narok County, Kenya and variations in their levels due to hot water Infusion. International Research Journal of Environment Science. ISSN 2319–1414 Vol. 3(12), 5-10.

5. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, P. Okinda Owuor, David M. Ongeri, David M. Kamau. Effect of Genotypes in Different Environments on Micronutrient Content of Black Tea (2014). Journal of Tea Science Research, Vol.4, No. 2 17-26 (doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2014.04.0002).

6. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, P. Okinda Owuor, David M. Ongeri, David M. Kamau (2013). Effect of genotypes in different tea growing locations in Kenya on some micronutrients content of black tea. International Journal of Tea Science, 9(4): 6–13. ISSN 0972-544X

7. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, G. Oindo Achieng, David M. K. Ongeri (2013). Impact of anthropogenic activities on copper and lead levels in Kisumu city soils. Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 2(6), pp. 62 – 67, SJSSEM ISSN 2315-8794.

8. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, P. Okinda Owuor, David M. K. Ongeri, David Kamau.  Bowa O. Kwach, Paul Mboya, Mackie O. Otieno (2012). Availability of some inorganic micronutrients and effects of grading on their levels in East African black teas and infusions. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Sciences, 2 (1), 42- 499. Solomon Omwoma, W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, Joseck O. Alwala, David M.K Ongeri, Lagat C. Cylus, Joseph O. Lala (2012). Nutrient Reduction in Runoff Water from sugarcane Farms by Sedimentation Method. The Environmentalist, 32 (4), 494-502.

10. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo (2012). Alleviating Hidden Hunger using Black tea: Lap Lambert Academic publishing, Germany. Available on-line at www. Amazon.co.uk/Wesleyomwoyo nyaigoti/book.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

1. Wesley Omwoyo, Florence Oloo, Dan Akschuti, Harry Tiemessen and Bernd Riebesehl (2014). Investigations into manufacturing processes for a liposomal parenteral formulation to solubilize poorly soluble drug substances. Presented at the 7th Conference for Clinical Nanomedicine, June 23-25th 2014, Basel, Switzerland.

2. Wesley Omwoyo, Paula Melariri, Florence Oloo, Geoffrey  Mahanga,  Lonji Kalombo, Bernhards Ogutu, Hulda Swai. Solid lipid nanoparticles formulation for improved efficacy of dihydroartemisinin. Presented at the 1st malaria conference held at Strathmore Business School, on the 17-23rd February, 2014, Strathmore University, Nairobi-Kenya.

3. Wesley N. Omwoyo, Paula Melariri, Florence  Oloo, Geoffrey  M. Mahanga,  Lonji Kalombo, Bernhards Ogutu, Hulda Swai (2014). Nanoformulation of dihydroartemisinin into solid lipid nanoparticles for enhanced oral drug delivery. Presented during the Pan-African Chemistry Network Congress on 30th November to 3rd December at the United Nations Convention Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

4. Wesley Omwoyo, Paula Melariri, Florence Oloo, Geoffrey  Mahanga,  Lonji Kalombo, Bernhards Ogutu, Hulda Swai (2013). Primaquine loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization and optimization. Presented at the 3rd Malaria conference held at the International Conventional Centre on 26-28th August 2013, Pretoria, South Africa.

5.  W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo. Assessment of the levels of micronutrients in black tea from different regions of East Africa and changes in their levels due to agronomic practices. Presented at the Annual seminar held at the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya on 2nd June 2011 at Kericho.6. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, P. Okinda Owuor, David M. K. Ongeri, David Kamau (2011). Assessment of the levels of essential elements in the East African teas and changes in their levels due to Hot water (Infusion). Presented at the sixth JKUAT scientific, technological and Industrialization conference held on 16th to 18th Nov. 2011.

7. W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, P. Okinda Owuor, David M. K. Ongeri, David Kamau.  Bowa O. Kwach, Paul Mboya, Mackie O. Otieno (2011). Survey of Micronutrients levels in East African Black Teas and tea infusions. Presented at the 1st PACN Congress on Agricultural productivity on 21-23 Nov 2011, in Accra, Ghana.

8. Solomon Omwoma, W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, Joseck O. Alwala, David M.K Ongeri,   Lagat C. Cylus, Joseph O. Lala (2011). Nutrient Reduction in Runoff Water from sugarcane Farms by Sedimentation Method. Presented at the 1st PACN Congress on Agricultural productivity on 21-23 Nov 2011, in Accra, Ghana.

9. Solomon Omwoma, W. Nyaigoti Omwoyo, David M. Ongeri,   Joseph O. Lala, P. Okinda Owour (2011). Impact of Agronomic inputs in sugarcane farming on River Kuywa surface water quality traversing sugarcane zones in Western Kenya. Kabarak University conference publications, www.kabarakuniversity/conference2011

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