UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
COLLEGE OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES (CONAS)

Research projects at MBB

S/N

Title of the Project

Project Investigators

Start Date

End Date

Funder

  1.  

Nitrogen bio-fortified and pelletized commercial-grade organic fertilizer made from urban biowaste to improve soil productivity and livelihoods of small holder farmers.(Bionitrogen Fertilizer Project)

Prof. Kivaisi A.  (PI)

 

 

2018

2020

Sida

2

NIH H3ABioNET: UDSM NODE

Prof. S.L. Lyantagaye

2017

2022

NIH

3

Capacity building in Interdisciplinary Molecular Biosciences

1.Dr S.A. Kassuwi 2.Prof. A.K. Kivaisi, 3.Prof. D.D. Tibuhwa, 4. Dr. Masalu

2015

2020

Sida

4

Phylogenetic Diversity of bacterial Communities and Pharmacological Activity of Cultivable Actinomycetes at the Momela Soda Lakes in Arusha National Park. UDSM funding for One year (2018/19).

PI Prof. TJ. Lymo, 2. Dr. Ally Mahadhy, Dr. M.D. Nkungu

2018

2019

UDSM

5

Screening for anticancer splicing and anti HIV-1 activity from Tanzanian medicinal plant.

Dr. Rose J. Masalu, Dr. Joan J.E Munissi and Mr. C.B. Mpinda

2018

2019

UDSM

6

Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes, with Potential Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Applications, from Alkaline Hot Springs around Lake Natron.

Dr. A. Mahadhy and Dr. M.D. Nkungu

2018

2019

UDSM

7

Investigations of cashew wilt disease an emerging threat caused by Fusarium

oxysporum in Tanzania

Prof. Tibuhwa and Cashew Nut Board

2018

2020

UDSM

8

Development of a Label-free Electrochemical cDNA-biosensor for Rapid, Selective and Sensitive Detection of Canine Distemper Virus in Serengeti Lions.

Dr. A. Mahadhy (PI), Dr. D. Maeda and Dr. J. Philip

April 2019

April 2020

UDSM