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J. M. Nguta “An inventory of medicinal plants used to treat tuberculosis by the Greater Accra and Eastern communities from Ghana”. Presented as an invited lecture In: The 1st Asian African Congress of Mycobacteriology (1st AACM-2015), at Abbasi hotel, Isfahan-Iran, during March 7-13, 2015.

Gakuya, D.W. ,Mbugua, P.N, ,Mwaniki, S.M, Kiama, S.G, Muchemi, G.M Njuguna,A. The effect of supplementation of Moringa oleifera (1am) leaf meal in layer chicken feed) 9th Biennial Scientific Conference , Enhancing Livelihood Through Improvement in Animal Health and Production in a Changing Environment on 3rd - 5th September 2014 at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Upper Kabete Campus (Cavs). Read more...

Wambugu S.N ,Mwangi P.W ,Mwonjoria j. Mathiu P.M, Gakuya D.W, Kanui T.I, Kiama.S.G .Antinociceptive Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants used in the Treatment of Chronic joint pains in Eastern Kenya,  9th Biennial Scientific Conference , Enhancing Livelihood Through Improvement in Animal Health and Production in a Changing Environment on 3rd - 5th September 2014 at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Upper Kabete Campus (Cavs)

Dominic O.Ochwang'i , Charles N. Kimwele, Jeminah A.Oduma. Peter K. Gathumbi, James M. Mbaria, Stephen G. Kiama, Ethno-medicine; an alternative or a complement to  cancer therapy?  9th Biennial Scientific Conference , Enhancing Livelihood Through Improvement in Animal Health and Production in a Changing Environment on 3rd - 5th September 2014 at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Upper Kabete Campus (Cavs).

Loice Kamau, Ethno-botanical survey of herbal medicine among the Maasai Community in Narok County, 9th Biennial Scientific Conference , Enhancing Livelihood Through Improvement in Animal Health and Production in a Changing Environment on 3rd - 5th September 2014 at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Upper Kabete Campus (Cavs).

Nguta J.M, Antimicrobial activity and brine shrimp lethality of pililstigma thonningii crude extracts. 9th Biennial Scientific Conference , Enhancing Livelihood Through Improvement in Animal Health and Production in a Changing Environment on 3rd - 5th September 2014 at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Upper Kabete Campus (Cavs).

Rukenya M. Z., Mbaria, JM., MBAABU PM., Kiama S.G., OZANGO R.O. In Vitro Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic Activity & Phytochemistry of Aloe turkanensis, an Ethnomedicine Used in Turkana , Kenya. The Kenya Veterinary Association annual 48th scientific conference between 23rd and 26th April  2014 at Boma Inn Hotel,Eldoret. Kenya

Ronald Okindo Onzago, Stephen Kiama, Mbaria James,Rukenya Zachary, Gakuya Daniel. "Efficacy and Safety of Vernonia Hymenolepis   a Plant used in Kenya for oral health. The Kenya Veterinary Association annual 48th scientific conference between 23rd and 26th April  2014 at Boma Inn Hotel,Eldoret. Kenya

Rukenya M. Z., Mbaria, JM., MBAABU PM., Kiama S.G., OZANGO R.O. In Vitro Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic Activity & Phytochemistry of Aloe turkanensis, an Ethnomedicine Used in Turkana , Kenya. The Uganda Veterinary Association annual scientific conference between 12th and 13th December 2013 at Kampala Imperial Royal Hotel, Uganda. Read More....

Ochwangi D.C, Kimwele, C.N., Oduma, J.A., Gathumbi P.K., Mbaria J.M., Kiama S.G. Medicinal plants used in treatment and management of cancer in Kakamega County, Kenya. 3rd – 10th December 2013. 15th NAPRECA Symposium in Khartoum Sudan. Read more....

Kaingu C.K., Oduma, J.A., Mbaria J.,  Kiama S.G. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for the management of male sexual dysfunctionand infertility in Tana River County, Kenya. 3rd – 10th December 2013. 15th NAPRECA Symposium in Khartoum Sudan

Karambu E. Muriithi, Stephen G. Kiama,John M. Wanjohi,Peter M. Mathiu Jacob O. Midiwo "Ethnobotanical uses and phytochemical analysis of Cyperus Articulatus from Meru Kenya" 3rd – 10th December 2013. 15th NAPRECA Symposium in Khartoum Sudan.

Kuria J., Kiama S.G. et al. Influence of Aspilia Pluriseta Schweinf on the Healing of Cutaneous Excision Wounds. 3rd – 10th December 2013. 15th NAPRECA Symposium in Khartoum Sudan

Nasimolo J., Kiama S.G. et al. Erythrina abyssinica extracts prevent neuroinflammation, Cell Biology/Regenerative Medicine Workshop. 8th Young Scientists  workshop on Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, from 11th-13th November 2013, by  the African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kiama S.G. attended  annual meeting of the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) organised in cooperation with the University of the Witwatersand held at the Aloe Ridge Hotel and Game Reserve Johannesburg South Africa on 25-26 October 2013.

Kaingu K.C., Kiama S.G. et al. Antifertility properties of Croton menyharthii  and  Uvariodendron kirkii ; concoction traditionally used as a contraceptive in Tana River, Kenya. 25th -26th October 2013. Aloe Ridge Hotel and Game reserve, Johannesburg South Africa

Nasimolo J., Kiama S.G., Gathumbi P.K., Ndegwa, M., Kagira J. Erythrina abyssinica ameliorates  neuroinflammation in chronic trypanosomiasis mouse model. 1st OHCEA One Health Conference, at Hilton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 23rd - 26th September 2013.

Onzago R. O., Kiama S.G et al. Determination of efficacy & Safety of a medicianal plant Vernonia hymenolepis. The Mount Kenya University Annual national scientific conference .28th -30th August 2013.

Njoki C. N., Kiama S.G. et al. Antihyperglycemic activity of the aqueous extract of Zanthoxylum chalybeum Stem Bark. The Mount Kenya University Annual national scientific conference .28th -30th August 2013

Ms. Karambu Muriithi Rise Afnnet Fellow ,Investigation of 4 Kenyan plants of the family Cyperaceae and specifically ethno-botanical uses of Cyperus articulatus.”The Indigenous Plant Forum 2013 Conference at the Agricultural Research College-Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops in Nelspruit Mpumalanga province in South Africa.Read More

Dr. Nguta, Rise Afnnet PostDoc Fellow, 2nd International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interphase: One Health for Sustainable Development, Summerville Beach Resort, Porto de Galinhas, Brazil from 14th to 17th August 2013, Brazil Read more

Dr. Johnson Nasimolo,"Erythrina Abyssinica amelioriates Neuroinflammation in African Trypanosomiasis mouse model"  at the 11th SONA International Conference  in Rabat Morocco, from 13th-18th June 2013.Read More

Dr Zachary Rukenya “In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Aloe turkanensis, an Ethnomedical Herbal Remedy Used in Turkana”and Dr Ronald Okindo Efficacy, phytochemistry and  safety of a medicinal plant used in Kenya for oral health (Vernonia hymenolepis),The Kenya Veterinary Association 47th annual scientific conference between 23rd and 28th April 2013 at Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa. The theme of the conference was “One Health Training and Practice”.Read More

The RISE AFNNET Workshop Nairobi Node was successfully held at KCB Karen on 26th and 27th October 2012 Read More

RISE AFNNET WORKSHOP: Nairobi Node, Read more

Kiama S. G. (2012). The Passion and Vision of Prof. Wangari Maathai: Her work with Communities to protect soils and lessons learnt from the Green belt Movement. Presented in the First Global Soil Week held at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam Berlin, November 18-22.

Nguta, J.M, J.M.Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D.Kabasad, S.G.Kiama (2012) Cytotoxicity of antimalarial plant extracts from Kenyan Biodiversity to the Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina L. (Artemiidae). Presented as a Session lecture (SL) In: The 4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy (4th ICDDT) 2012, at Dubai men’s college, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12th-15th, 2012, Dubai, UAE.

Kiama S. G. (2012) Adapting to climate change and responsible stewardship of environment for sustainable development. World Youth Alliance Africa Held at KICC Kenya on 29th August 2012

Nguta, J.M., J.M.Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, J.D.Kabasa, S.G.Kiama. (2012) Cytotoxicity of antimalarial plant extracts from Kenyan biodiversity to the Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina L. (Artemiidae). Faculty of veterinary medicine 8th biennial scientific conference and The 46th Kenya veterinary Association Annual scientific conference and the 12th world veterinary day celebrations, 25th to 27th April 2012, Safari Park, Kenya

Kiama S. G. (2012) Critique of the paper entitled “Forms of Education and Formation of the Youth in Ecologically Conscious Technologies and Their role in Development and Peace Building Processes in Africa by Evaristus O. Ekweume. Hekima College.  12th HEKIMA COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM, March 6th 2012. Theme: Ecology In Dialogue With Technology, Peace Building And Develop

Gakuya D.W., S.G. Kiama, J.M. Mbaria, P.N. Mbugua , P.K. Gathumbi, M. Mathiu (2012). The potential use of Moringa oleifera Lam.  As poultry feed supplement in Kenya. Faculty of veterinary medicine 8th biennial scientific conference and The 46th Kenya veterinary Association Annual scientific conference and the 12th world veterinary day celebrations, 25th to 27th April 2012, Safari Park, Kenya

Nanyingi M. O., Kiama S. G., Thumbi S. M. and Muchemi G. M. (2012). Climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation of livestock systems in Kenya. Faculty of veterinary medicine 8th biennial scientific conference and The 46th Kenya veterinary Association Annual scientific conference and the 12th world veterinary day celebrations, 25th to 27th April 2012, Safari Park, Kenya

Nguta, JM,  JM Mbaria, DW Gakuya, PK Gathumbi, JD Kabasa and SG. Kiama (2012) . Toxicity of crude plan extracts and antitumor drugs in the brine shrimp bioassay. 4th International conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy: February 12th to 15th Dubai, UAE

Kavoi B.M., Makanya A.N., Plendl J., Kiama S.G. (2010) Morphology of the olfactory mucosa after administration of anti cancer drug Vinblastin Sulphate in Rabbits. the 2nd International Conference on Neuroinfection and World Impact (organized by IANIS) and a joint ARC-WERK IBRO UNESCO school of neuroscience held at the University of St. Denis, Reunion Island from Nov 26-Dec 7, 2010:

Gakuya D.W., Mbaria J.M., Kiama S.G., Gathumbi P.K., Mathiu M., Nguta J.M. (2010) Ethnoveterinary medicine: the prospects of integrating medicinal plants in veterinary medicine in Kenya. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 8th to 10th September 2010-11-10.

Gakuya D.W., Kiama S.G., Mbaria J.M., Gathumbi P.K., Mathiu M., Nguta J.M. (2010). Traditional Medicine in Kenya: Past and Current status, challenges and the way forward. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 8th to 10th September 2010-11-10.

Nguta J.M., J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, Kiama S.G. (2010). Development of ethnomedicines for management of malaria in Msambweni district, Kenya: In: The Proceedings of a Workshop on Regional Networks in Africa, held on October 5-6th, 2010 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, South Africa, near Johannesburg.

Kamanja I.T., Mbaria J.M., Gathumbi P.K., Mbaabu M., Lanyasunya A. Gakuya D.W., Kiama, S.G. (2010).  Medicinal plants traditionally used for the treatment and management of venereal diseases in Samburu, Kenya In: The Proceedings of a Workshop on Regional Networks in Africa, held on October 5-6th, 2010 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, South Africa, near Johannesburg.

Nguta J.M., J.M. Mbaria, D.W.Gakuya, P.K.Gathumbi, S.G.Kiama (2010). Natural products from plant biodiversity and malaria: In: The proceedings of the 12TH International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry and Related Biological Sciences, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan during November 22-25, 2010.

Kiama S.G. (2008). Particle cell interaction and their implications in lung defense mechanisms in the rat and chicken. International Conference of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Molecules to Migration, Maasai Mara, Kenya. (19th to 25th July 2008).

Kavoi M.B., Kiama S.G., Makanya A.N. (2008) Comparative study of the olfactory mucosa in the dog and sheep. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 17th to 19th September 2008.

Mwangi D.K., Kiama S.G., Nyamweya J.O.M. (2008). The bones of the skull in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 17th to 19th September 2008.

Wambugu S.N., Towett P.K., Kiama S.G., Abelson K., Kanui T.I. (2008). Composition of nociceptive afferents in the trigeminal nerve in the marsh terrapin (Pelomedusa subrufa). Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 17th to 19th September 2008.

Kavoi M.B., Kiama S.G., Makanya A.N., Hassanali J. (2008). Morphometric comparison of the olfactory mucosa of the suckling and adult dogs. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 17th to 19th September 2008.

Mogoa E.G.M., Mande J.D., Wabacha J.K., Kiama S.G. (2008). Improving understanding and knowledge of animal welfare through training. A case of final year veterinary students. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition, 17th to 19th September 2008

Gatome C.W., Amrein I., Mwangi D.K., Kiama S. G., Lipp H. P. (2008). Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and mossy fibber distribution in two species of African frigivorous bats. European Neuroscience Society, Geneva Switzerland, 12th to 16th July 2008

 

 

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