Antimicrobials - Approaches in Drug Development and Delivery Research


United States International University - Africa, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) invites you to a virtual workshop on "Antimicrobials: Approaches in Drug Development and Delivery Research". The half-day virtual workshop is to highlight approaches taken by different researchers in developing drugs and delivery systems in combating microbial infections.

The workshop is expected to attract the general public with an interest in development of antimicrobials, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in related fields.

When: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 1.00pm (East Africa Time)
Venue: Virtually via Zoom
Topic: Antimicrobials: Approaches in Drug Development and Delivery Research
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1. Dr. Calvin A. Omolo,
Assistant Professor Pharmaceutics, United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa).

Dr. Omolo’s research title is ‘Development of Novel Stimuli Responsive Drug Delivery Systems for Targeted Delivery of Antibiotics’. In his study he designed and prepared peptides, gels and nanoparticles for use as delivery agents for enhanced healing of infected wounds as well as in treatment of resistant bacterial infections.

2. Dr. Edith K. Amuhaya,
Assistant Processor, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa).

Dr. Amuhaya’s research title is ‘Development of Photoactive Materials for Water Decontamination’. In her study, she designed and prepared molecules capable treating resistant bacteria that are found in water. Both Dr. Omolo and Dr. Amuhaya’s research focus on combating resistant microbes due to the recent increase in ‘superbug’ infections globally.

3. Dr. Clare Muhanji,
Senior Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

4. Dr. Lucy Kiruri, KU,
Lecturer, Physical & Computational Chemistry, Kenyatta University (KU).

Dr. Clare Muhanji and Dr. Lucy Kiruri, will highlight approaches they used to develop new drug templates for anti-retroviral and coronavirus diseases.


  • Dr. Betty Mbatia & Prof. Naumih Noah


  •   Mar 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


  •   Virtual