PROF. FRANCIS J. MULAA – Board Member


SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS.

  • 2014-2017 UNEP GEF Agency Project N0. 00876
    Developing the microbial biotechnology industry from Kenya’s soda lakes in lie with the Nagoya Protocol. USD 2,751, 845.
  • 2011-2014 08/2011 SIDA BIOINNOVATIVE Project.
    Industrial enzymes for sustainable Bio Economy: Large scale production and application in the industry, environment and agriculture. USD 91, 166,642.
  • 2012-2014 EU FP7 Project 289170: APROPOS
    Added value from high protein and high oil industrial co-streams. Grant value: Total grant value Euro 2, 874, 468, 00; University of Nairobi Component Euro 79,200.
    Patent:
    Enzymatic dehairing of hides and descaling fish skin using crude alkaline protease enzyme from bacillus cereus strain wwcpl.
    Patent Pending, Application number PCT/ KE 2016/000047.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS.

Betty Mbatia, K. Shiva Shanker, B. Mattiasson, F. Mulaa, P.Adlercreutz.
Enzymatic Synthesis of Lipophilic Rutin and Vanillyl Esters From Fish By Products: jf-2011-00867r.RI. J. Agric. Food Chem., Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/jf200867r

Betty Mbatia, Dietlind Adlercreutz, Patrick Adlercreutz, Ally Mahadhy. Francis Mulaa, Bo Mattiason (2010).
Enzymatic oil extraction and positional analysis of ω-3 fatty acids in Nile perch and salmon heads. Process Biochemistry. 45 (5) 815-819.

Betty Mbatia, Patrick Adlercreutz, Francis Mulaa, Bo Mattiason (2010).
Enzymatic enrichment of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in Nile perch (Lates niloticus) viscera oil. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. Volume 112, Issue 9, pages 977.

George O Osanjo, Wallace D. Bulimo, and Francis J. Mulaa. (2011).
Engineering the functional fitness of transglycosidases and glycosynthases by directed evolution. Afr.J.Biotechnol. Vol. 10. No. 10 17271735, 7.

Betty Mbatia, Patrick Adlercreutz, Francis Mulaa (2011).
Strategies for the enzymatic enrichment of PUFA from fish oil. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol 113… . DOI: 0. 1002/ejlt.20100560

BOOK CHAPTERS AND BIOSENSOR RESEARCH.

Francis Mulaa and Kramer, P. M (2011).
Biosensors in : Handbook of Food Safety Engineering. Da-Wen Sun eds. Springer Verlag. Chapter 13. P 313-351.

MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETIES AND POSITIONS HELD.

1992

Member Biochemical Society of Kenya

1992

Appointed Executive Committee Member Organizing Committee ICRO/UNESCO International Union of Biochemistry and molecular Biology Symposium on current research trends on the Biochemistry of Parasitic Protozoa.

2000

Executive Committee Member Biochemical Society of Kenya.

2004

Member American Society of Microbiologists