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David Onchonga


PhD Biotechnology


Name of Department:  Biotechnology Rhodes University, P O Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa

Email: onchongadavid@hotmail.com


PhD currently - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

MSc 2007- Bhopal University, Bhopal, India

BSc  2005–Periyer University, Salem, India.


Aug. 2006 to Jan. 2007      :      Internship with Grow Tips Biotech (India)

Position held                         :       Research Assistant

June to August 2007           :       Bhopal Memorial Research Hospital (India)

Position held                         :       Medical Biotechnologist- Research Assistant

Oct. to Dec. 2007                :       Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Position Held                         :       Research Assistant

From February 2008           :       Kenya Polytechnic University College

                                                      (Constituent college of Nairobi University)

Position Held                         :       Part time lecturer Department of

                                                      Biotechnology and Biochemistry.

Areas of teaching                  :       Biochemical engineering and fermentation

                                                      Process, molecular Biology, plant and

                                                      animal tissue culture and Enzymolgy          

From July 2008                    :       Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Position Held                          :       Lecturer Department of Medical and Applied


Areas of teaching                   :       Biochemistry, immunology and microbiology

From August 2009

to current.                             :       Mwenge University College of education

Position held                          :       Lecturer Department of Biology.

Areas Of teaching                  :       Biotechnology, genetics and molecular biology

Added Responsibility              :       Head of Biology Department   



Characterization of partnership role of mitochondrial Hsp40-Hsp70 chaperones of Plasmodium falciparum


Production and application of citric acid from Apergillus niger - Bachelor’s project. Published in Periyer University science journal 2006

Production of Artemesinin through tissue culture –Master’s Thesis. Published in Barkatullah Vishwa Vidyaya Bhopal University science journal 2010.

Module Book, Introduction to Immunology, First Edition, Mwenge University College, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 2011.

Module Book, Basic Principles of Biotechnology and Gene Cloning, Mwenge University College, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 2013

Module Book, Genetics and Molecular Biology, First Edition, Mwenge University College, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science 2013.

Standardized conditions for growth of Spirulina plantesis in tropical climate, Mwenge university science Journal 2012.

Nyakundi, .O.D (2013), Immunology for Beginners (First Edition). Moshi Safi Publishers& Trading Co.ltd.

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