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Title: Prof
Name: Amelia K. Kivaisi
College/School/Division: College Of Natural And Applied Sciences
Role: Professor Emerita (Applied Microbiology)
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Tel. (Mobile):   +255754692656

Amelia Kajumulo Kivaisi (PhD) is a retired Professor of Applied Microbiology.  She was the founding member and first Head of Department of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).  She is currently working on contract  in the same department. She holds an MSc and PhD in Applied Microbiology and specialized in anaerobic digestion of lignicellulosic waste. 

Over the years, her research focused on bioconversion of solid organic waste to biogas, mushrooms and biofertilizer. She has supervised and mentored numerous MSc and  PhDs students and led a number of national and regional research projects. 

In collaboration with industrial partners, she is currently involved in developing a commercial grade-biofertilizer. She served as editor in Chief of the Tanzania Journal of Science and has published widely in referred journals. She further disseminated research results through active participation in numerous scientific conferences.


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