Prof. Sauda Swaleh

Title/Qualifications: Dr.rer nat.(Magna cum Laude, Chemistry, (2001) Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
Department/Unit/Section:
Chemistry
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Position:Associate Professor & Deputy Director, Africa Centre for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL).
Area of Specialization: Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry, Promoting Relevance & Quality of Education in Higher Education Institutions.

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Prof. Sauda Swaleh is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department, Kenyatta University. She is a prolific, well-rounded scholar, researcher and administrator. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, proceedings and several book articles. She is a reviewer of scientific journals in her area of specialization (Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry).
Prof. Swaleh attained doctorate degree (Magna cum Laude) from Humboldt University, Germany. She is a recipient of numerous awards: Prestigious Post Doc – Angewandte Synthese chemie; Research Fellowship – Norvatis / Seeding Labs; Short term awards by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Vice Chancellor Research Grants; Summer School – Technische University, Carolo – Wihelmina zu Braunschweig.
Prof. Sauda Swaleh is currently the Chairperson of the Chemistry Department, Kenyatta University. Prof. Swaleh is the immediate former and first Ag. Deputy Director and overall head of Africa Centre for Transformative & Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL), a partnership between UN Women and Kenyatta University. Before then she served a successful and exemplary five year term as Deputy Dean of Students, Kenyatta University.
Prof. Swaleh has served in national, regional and international Fora. She was key stakeholder in the Natural Products Initiative Platform. She is a member of: DAAD & KDSA, Kenya Chemical Society, NAPRECA, African Women in Science & Engineers (AWSE) International Network of Women Engineers & Scientist (INWES).

Academic Qualification

2010: Visiting Research Fellow
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Institute (NIBR) in Massachusetts, USA in the Departments of Investigative Toxicology (iTox), Early Development, Cambridge, Boston, United States of America.

2009: Visiting Scientist
International Summer School, Sustainability in the Organic Chemistry Course, Technische University, Carolo – Wilhemina zu Braunschweig, Germany

2001: Post-doctoral Studies
ASCA, Angewandte Synthesechemie, Adlershof-Berlin, Germany.

2001: Dr. rer. nat (Magna cum Laude), Chemistry,Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

1994: Masters of Science
Research Project – Organic Chemistry (Natural Products)
Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

1990: Bachelor of Education (Science)
Second Class Honours (Upper Division), Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

1986: Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), Allidina Visram High School, Mombasa.

1984: Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE), Aga Khan High School, Mombasa.

1980: Certificate of Primary Education, Mbheni Girls Primary School, Mombasa.

Research Interest/ Projects

  • Biomedical research, Organic, Bioorganic chemistry and Applied Analytical chemistry.
  • Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Kenyan Medicinal Plants that exhibit cytotoxicity and wound healing properties
  • Evaluation of antimicrobials efficacy of medicinal plants traditionally used in the controlled of infectious diseases and Investigation of Natural Products with Antimalarial, Trypanocidal and Leishmanicidal Activity from Medicinal Plants.
  • Combination of Synthesis and Natural Product Chemistry
  • Synthesis of Potential Antimalarial Agents by Chemical Coupling of Novel Natural Products and Synthetic Templates.
  • Quantification of Phytochemicals with Antioxidant activities from different varieties of fruits and specific vegetables from selected areas in Kenya.
  • Determination of cyanide in Cassava and Cassava products in some parts of Kenya.
  • Bioavailability of Vitamin A, E and C in People living with AIDS and Effects of Indigenous Food in the Management of HIV & AIDS.
  • Higher Education Management issues

Publications

  • Hamisi M. Malebo., Tanja Wenzler., Monical Cal., Sauda M. Swaleh., Maurice O. Omolo., Ahmed Hassanali., Urs Séquin., Daniel Häussinger., Petur Dalsgaard., Matthias Hamburger., Reto Brun and Isaiah O. Ndiege. (2013). Anti-protozal activity of aporphine and protoberberine alkaloids from Annickia kummeriae (Engl. & Diels) Setten & Maas (Annonaceae). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 13:48, 1-10, 2013. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/13/48.
  • Stanley Tumbo., Richard Musau., Paul Tarus., Wilson Njue., Sauda Swaleh. (2013) Two Pterocarpans and an Ester of Ferulic Acid from Erythrina melanacantha. Journal of Kenya Chemical Society. 7(1), 11 – 17, 2013. JKCS-ISSN 1811-5934.
  • Mayeku, Phillip Wafula., Ahmed Hassanali., Swaleh, Sauda. (2013). Phenolic and Monoterpenoid Mosquito Repellants of Headspace vapors of Conyza newii. Journal of Kenya Chemical Society, 7(1), 7-10, 2013. JKCS-ISSN1811-5934.
  • Mayeku, P. Wafula., Ahmed Hassanali., Kiremire Bernard., Odalo Josiah Ochieng., Christian Hertweck., Swaleh, S. (2013). Antibacterial Activities and Phytochemical Screening of Extracts of Different Parts of Thalictrum Rhynchocarpum. Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013.
  • Faith W. Mburu., Sauda Swaleh., Wilson Njue. (2012). Potential toxic levels of cyanide in Cassava grown in some parts of Kenya. African Journal of Food Science. 6(16), 416-420, 2012. ISSN 1996-0794@2012. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJFS.
  • Waswa, Fuchaka and Swaleh, Sauda. (2012). Faculty Assessment of the Status of Corporate Management in Public Universities in Kenya. Herald Journal of Education and General Studies. 2012, 1(1), 9-15. http://www.heraldjournals.org/hjegs/archives.htm
  • Faith W. Mburu., Sauda Swaleh., Wilson Njue. (2012). Evaluation of Hydrogen Cyanide Content in Different Cassava Cultivars Using Spectrometric Method. Proceedings from the Inaugural Conference on Nanotechnology and Material Science Development in Kenya, 18th – 21st July, 2012.
  • Njue, W.M., Mburu, F., Nguyo, F., Swaleh, S. (2012) Cassava Toxicity and Associated Diseases. Proceedings of the 2nd Scientific Conference of the Kenya Medical Training College 30 – 31 May, 2012. (www.kmtc.ac.ke).
  • Swaleh S., Njue W, Mburu F, and Nguyo F. (2012). Potential Cassava Toxicity and Associated Diseases. Book of Abstracts of the Egerton Chapter – Kenya DAAD Scholars Association Conference, 2012, From Research to Action Towards Attaining Kenya Vision 2030. Social/ Science & Technology [6].
  • S. Swaleh, W. Njue, F.W. Mburu, F. Nguyo. (2012). Potential Cyanide Cassava Toxicity and Associated Diseases. 5th Annual Conference Ghana Biomedical Convention. Book of Abstracts, 2012, Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics [59], 89. http://www.ghanabiomedicalconvention.org
  • W. Njue., F.W. Mburu., S. Swaleh., F. Nguyo. (2012) Potential Cyanide Cassava Toxicity and Associated Diseases. Book of Abstract, 2012. The Future of Biodiversity Research in Africa: Scope, Opportunities, Collaborations, Access and Sharing Benefits in the Humboldt-Kolleg held at the Taita Taveta University College, Voi, Kenya on 17th – 20th July, 2012.
  • Njue, W.M., Mburu, F., Swaleh, S. (2011) Fatal cassava food poisoning in Eastern Province, Cassava Cyanide Diseases and Neuronathyrism Network (CCDN), 18, 2011. ISSN1838-8817(print): ISSN 1838-8825: ISSN 1838-8825 (Online).
  • Hamisi M. Malebo., Wenzler Tanja., Monica Cal., Sauda M. Swaleh., Ahmed Hassanali., Isaiah. O. Ndiege., Urs. Sequin., Danniel Haeussinger., Matthias Hamburger., Reto Brun. Anti-plasmodial, anti-trypanosomal, anti-leishmanial and cytotoxicity activity of selected Tanzanian medicinal plants. Tanzanian Journal of Medicinal Plants. 11 (4) 2009, ISSN 1821-6404.
  • Hamisi, Malebo.; Sauda Swaleh.; A. Hassanali.; I.Ndiege,; U.Sequin.; R. Brun. Promising invitro antimalarial activity of Annickia kummeriae, a Tanzanian medicinal plant, Abstract/Acta Tropica. 117C, S192, 2005.
  • Frizt Theil, Helmut Sonnenschein, Benno Hungerhoff and Sauda M. Swaleh.Combining Lipase-catalyzed Kinetic Resolutions of Racemic Alcohols with Fluorous Phase Labelling. Handbook of Fluorous Chemistry edited by John A. Gladysz.; Dennis P. Curran,; István T. Horváth. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA @2004, ISBN-3-527-30617-x, Chapter 10.15, 223-332, Chapter 11, part 11.19, 403 - 405, part 11.20, 405, part 11.21, 407 - 409.

Publication on Relevance, Quality and Management of Education in Higher Education Institutions

  • Waswa, Fuchaka and Swaleh, Sauda. (2012). Faculty Assessment of the Status of Corporate Management in Public Universities in Kenya. Herald Journal of Education and General Studies. 2012, 1(1), 9-15. http://www.heraldjournals.org/hjegs/archives.htm
  • Sauda Swaleh and John Githaiga. (2007). Multidisciplinary Research:- A Way Forward for Higher Education Institutions. Change and Innovation in Higher Education. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education:  Regional Eastern Africa UNISTAFF Alumni Network. 29th October – 2nd November, Lilongwe, Malawi. 2007, 45-50.
  • John Githaiga., Sheilla Odhiambo and Sauda Swaleh. (2007).Challenge of Implementing Practical Engineering – Based Curriculum in the Advent of Increasing Student Enrolment. Change and Innovation in Higher Education. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education:  Regional Eastern Africa UNISTAFF Alumni Network. 29th October – 2nd November, Lilongwe, Malawi. 2007, 99-106.
  • Sauda, M. Swaleh. Katana , Gabriel. “Towards Establishing A Research Centre at Kenyatta University – A Way of Promoting Relevance and Quality in Education”. Promoting Relevance and Quality in International Higher Education @2006, 269–278, ISSN–10: 3-00-019115–1/ISBN-13:978-3-00-019115-2
  • Katana, Gabriel. Sauda, M. Swaleh; “New Trends in the Postgraduate Curriculum at Kenyatta University”. Promoting Relevance and Quality in International Higher Education @2006, 49-61, ISBN-10:3-00-019115-1/ISBN-13:978-3-00-019115-2.
  • Sauda, M. Swaleh.” Organizing and Strengthening of Research Programs in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Kenyatta University” Towards a Shared Vision for Higher Education – Cross-Cultural Insights and Projects, ISOS, Friedmann, Witzenhausen, Germany, 2005, Vol (IV), 421-436.

Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops
Participation in Workshop/ Conferences

Academic Workshop/ Conferences
• May 2015: International Kenya Chemical Society to be held at the University of Nairobi from 5th – 8th May, 2015.
• November 2014: 6th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (6th ICAT) to be held at Kenyatta University from 25th – 29th November, 2014.

• August 2014: Experiments with Nanostructured Materials by Prof. Robert Mokaya of School of Chemistry University of Nottingham on 12th August, 2014.

• August 2014: Kenya Chemical Society Workshop held at Jomo Kenyatta University on 30th August, 2014.
• July, 2014: Royal Society Workshop held at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus from 8th – 9th July, 2014.

• May, 2014: DAAD – Alumni Conference held at Safari Park, Nairobi on 28th – 30th May, 2014.

• April 2014: Training on Transformational Leadership for Kenyatta University Mentorship Programme held on 14th to 19th April, 2014.

• April. 2014: Royal Society of Chemistry and Procter and Gamble Company Workshop held at Kenyatta University on 2nd April, 2014.

• February, 2014: Kenya Chemical Society Workshop held at the KCS Nairobi Chapter Annual General Meeting held at Kenyatta University on 15th February, 2014.

• December, 2013: 15th Symposium of the Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA) held at the University of Khartoum, Sudan on 7th – 10th December, 2013.

• August 2013: Kenya Chemical Society Nairobi Chapter Workshop on Chemical Safety, Security and waste Management held at the Multimedia University on 31st August, 2013

• June 2013: Postgraduate Seminar by MSc & PhD Graduands, “Making Informed Choices for Kenya to Realize Double Digit Economic Growth” held at the BSSC on 19th and 21st September, 2013.

• June 2013: International Academic Conference “The Dean in the University of the Future Learning from and Progressing with each other” held at the University of Saarland, Saarbrueken, Germany on 27 – 28 June, 2013.

• May 2013: KDSA 2013 Annual Conference on African Cities of the Future: Smart, Sustainable, Participatory held at Safari Park on 30th – 31st May, 2013.

• November 2012: Attended the Small Wind Turbine Stakeholders Development Workshop at Laico Regency on 21st November, 2012.

• November 2012: Kenya DAAD Scholars Association Conference, “From Research to Action Towards Attaining Vision 2030” held at Egerton University, CMRT on 14 – 16th November, 2012.

• November 2012: Postgraduate Seminar by MSc & PhD Graduands, “Applying Research to Regional Challenges of Leadership and Citizenship” held at BSSC on 28th November, 2011.

• August 2012: Attended the Vaccines Workshop by Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Natural Products by Global Head; Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs at the University of Ghana on 4th August 2012.

• August 2012: Clinical Pharmacology Workshop by Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Natural Products by Global Scientific Development Director at the University of Ghana on 4th August 2012.

• August 2012: Natural Products Workshop by Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Natural Products Unit Scientists held at the University of Ghana on 3rd August 2012.
• August 2012: Attended the Scientific Seminar on Sustainable Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Emerging Markets by Prof. Joseph M. Fortunak, Howard University, United States at the BSSC on 16th August, 2012.

• August 2012: Attended Kenya Chemical Society – Nairobi Chapter Workshop held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology held on 25th August, 2012.

• July 2012: Attended the Humboldt Conference organized by the Taita Taveta University College with the Support of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DAAD and NCST on 17th – 20th July 2012.

• July 2012: Attended the Ghana Biomedical Convention 5th Annual Conference. Theme: Enhancing Biomedical Research Education for National Development held at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon- Accra, Ghana on 30th July – 1st August, 2012.

• June 2012: Attended the Hands-on- Workshop in Point of Care Diagnostic organized by the Institute of Primate Research (IPR), National Museums of Kenya and University of Alberta, Canada 0n 25th June, 2012.

• February 2012: Attended the Scientific Novartis Seedings Labs Seminar by Dr. Heather Burks and Dr. Lewis Whitehead held at the BSSc, Kenyatta University on 7th February, 2012.
• Jan 2012: Attended the Scientific Seminar on “Molecular Ecology of Insect Adaptation to Plant Defence” by Dr. Peter de Jong, Wageningen University, Netherlands at BSSC on 17th January, 2012.

 

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