DR. PATRISIO NJIRU NJERU


POSITION
FACULTY: APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: patrisio.njeru@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)STRATEGY AND PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENTSTRATHMORE BUSINES SCHOOL (KENYA)2016
PROFESSIONAL COURSEPAN AFRICAN EMBA MODULEUNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA (SPAIN)2015
SHORT COURSE/ TRAININGINTERNAL QUALITY AUDITING COURSEKENYA BUREAU OF STANDARDS (KENYA)2012
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)FOOD SCIENCECHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS- UNIVERSITAT ZU KIEL/MAX RUBNER INSTITUTE (GERMANY)2009
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)FOOD SCIENCEEGERTON UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2004
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYEGERTON UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2001
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
AUG, 2011 - TO DATEPRINCIPAL CONSULTANT/PARTNERSMART SOLUTIONS AFRICA LTD (KENYA)
2011 - TO DATELECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2005 - SEPT 2009FOOD TECHNOLOGISTTEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF KENYA (TRFK) (KENYA)
FEB, 2010 - JULY, 2010LECTURER/ DIRECTOR BPSKIMATHI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KENYA)
OCT, 2006 - JULY, 2009PHD RESEARCH FELLOWCHRISTIAN-ALBRECHT'S UNIVERSITY-KIEL GERMANY (GERMANY)
MAY, 2013 - FEB, 2017COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER (MINISTER)MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & COOPERATIVES, EMBU COUNTY (KENYA)
OCT, 2009 - 2011PART-TIME LECTURERKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
AUG, 2010 - 2011LECTURERKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2005 - 2006PART-TIME LECTURERKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2004 - 2005PRODUCTION SUPERVISORNEW KENYA CO-OPERATIVE CREAMERIES (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Probiotics, molecular Nutrition, Molecular techniques, Isolation and characterization of microorganisms in food, immune modulation, health benefits of food microorganisms
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Western Heads East Project - Collaboration with Western Ontario UniversityWestern Heads East is a collaboration between Western staff, students, faculty and African partners using probiotic food to contribute to health and sustainable development.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Aflatoxin variations in maize flour and grains collected from various regions of Kenya; Afr.J. food Agric. Nutr. Dev. 2017; 17(I): 11743-11756.
https://www.ajfand.net/Volume17/No1/Nduti16875.pd
- Identification and characterisation of lactobacilli isolated from Kimere, a spontaneously fermented pearl millet dough from Mbeere, Kenya (East Africa) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51561985_Identification_and_characterisation_of_lactobacilli_isolated_from_Kimere_a_spontaneously_fermented_pearl_millet_dough_from_Mbeere_Kenya_East_Africa
- Molecular Characterization and Probiotic Potential of Kimere Lactobacilli https://fachbuch-schaper.buchhandlung.de/de/shop/article/28369170/patrisio_njeru_molecular_characterization_and_probiotic_potential_of_kimere_lactobacilli.html
- Investigating probiotic yoghurt to reduce an aflatoxin B1 biomaker among school children in Eastern Kenya: Preliminary study
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306049393_Investigating_probiotic_yoghurt_to_reduce_an_aflatoxin_B1_biomarker_among_school_children_in_eastern_Kenya_Preliminary_study
- Suppression subtractive hybridization identifies bacterial genomic regions that are possibly involved in hBD-2 regulation by enterocytes
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201100052/abstract
- An assessment of integrated financial management information system implementation towards effective management practices in Nairobi and Lamu counties.
https://su-plus.strathmore.edu/bitstream/handle/11071/4787/Patrisio%20Njeru.pdf?sequence=2
- Prevalence of Material Serum Zinc Deficiency and its Associated Factors among Pregnant women in Naivasha, Kenya
http://imsear.li.mahidol.ac.th/handle/123456789/164578
- Molecular Characterization and Probiotic Potential of Kimere Lactobacilli
https://cuvillier.de/uploads/preview/public_file/2242/9783869550565.pdf
- Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Potentially Probiotic Lactobacilli from Kimere; a Spontaneously Fermented pearl Millet Dough From Mbeere, Kenya(East Africa)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51561985_Identification_and_characterisation_of_lactobacilli_isolated_from_Kimere_a_spontaneously_fermented_pearl_millet_dough_from_Mbeere_Kenya_East_Africa
- Dietary, Socio-Economic and Demographic Factors influencing Serum Zinc levels of Pregnant women at Naivasha Level 4 Hospital Nakuru County, Kenya
http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/123456789/9438/Mitheko%20Agnes%20Ndutah.pdf;sequence=1
- Weissella Cibaria Nn20 Isolated from Fermented Kimere Shows Ability to Sequester AFB1 Invitro and Ferment Milk with Good Viscosity and Phin Comparison To yogurt https://medwinpublishers.com/FSNT/FSNT16000138.pdf
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
MITHEKO AGNES NDUTAH (B.E.D HOME ECONOMICS)MSc. Thesis Title:-Dietary, Socio-Economic And Demographic Factors Influencing Serum Zinc Levels Of Pregnant Women At Naivasha Level 4 Hospital Nakuru County, Kenya2013
NICHOLAS NDARU NDUTI BSc (Hons), MSc.PhD Thesis Title:-Isolation and characterization of Lactobacillus in Kimere, a fermented Pearl Millet product in Kenya and screening their ability to retain viability and health benefit in a new developed product2014-2018
ALICE WAITITU KIMANIAssessment Of Donkey Milk Chemical, Microbiological And Sensory Quality In Kamare Village, Naivasha Town, Nakuru County; Kenya 2018
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
SSFI 3101 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETINGProduct development, meaning of product and product classification, new product development process,branding and branding decisions, consumer adaptation process and process life cycle Market positioning, segmentation product positioning Marketing of processed food products, channels of distribution, market organization, pricing and pricing strategies Promotion of food products -importance, marketing mix, Food marketing policies in kenyaSep-2017 - TO-DATE
SSFI 4103 FOOD INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT-Scope and importance of management in food manufacturing operations -Operations in food industry -Technical management -production schedules, quality management -Business management -Industrial economics, financial and cost accounting, planning and budgeting -Management techniques and principles -Policy making, decision making, organization structure -Human resource management -Supply chain managementSep-2017 - TO-DATE
Food MicrobiologyIntroduction to microbiology, factors affecting microbial growth,control of microorganisms in food. Food spoilage, isolation of microorganisms from various foods, Characterization Probiotics & Prebiotics Antibiotic resistance Molecular TechniquesJan 2018 - TO-DATE
Food BiotechnologyFermentations, Application of Biotechnology in food industry,Fermentations, Molecular TechniquesJan 2018 - TO-DATE
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Nutritionist / Dietician, Kenya Nutritions & Dieticians Institute.
AUDITOR -QMS ISO 9000 & 22000 , Quality Management Institute-KEBS, Kenya
Lead Expert Member, Environment Institute of Kenya
ANY OTHER EXTRA INFORMATION
Member -Rotary Club of Kitengela (Water & Sanitation Champion)
Member, KAAD Society of East Africa (KAAD Alumni)
DAAD Alumni

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