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KCS 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

9TH - 12TH MAY, 2017, NAIROBI, KENYA

The 9th KCS International Conference

' The Role of Chemistry in Inventing a Sustainable Future '

The 9th KCS international  conference will be held at the United States International University – Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference will bring together Chemical Scientists and stakeholders from academia, government, research institutes and the industry to discuss ‘The Role of Chemistry in Inventing a Sustainable Future’. The conference will comprise of plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster presentations, exhibitions, and field excursion.

Conference Objectives

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to promote a better understanding of the role of chemical sciences and its relationship in shaping

sustainable developments goals (SDGs). The main objectives of the conference are:

  • To provide a forum for stakeholders to share research ideas, methodologies and research outcomes.
  • To find out how chemical sciences can reinvent and promote sustainable development agenda.
  • To collect and publish proceedings of papers and abstracts for dissemination of research information.

Deadlines

1. Submission of abstract

– early: February 28, 2017

– late: April 15, 2017

2. Notification of acceptance – March 28, 2017

3. Submission of full papers

– early: April 15, 2017

– late: April 30, 2016

4. Confirmation of attendance

– ealry: April 15, 2017

– late: April 30, 2017

Target Groups

The following groups from all over the world are invited to participate and present papers in the conference.

  • Scientists from Academia and Research Institutions
  • Industrialist Scientists and Practitioners
  • Laboratory Analysts and Technologists
  • Young scholars “ Students”
  • Government Agencies
  • Policy and decision makers

Scientific Programme

A. Technical Sessions

Topics are invited on the following sub-themes:

  • Application of Green Chemistry in R&D and Manufacturing
  • Chemometrics and Quality Assurance: Chemical Product Inspection, Verification and Testing Processes
  • Chemical Safety, Security and Responsible Care (CSS & RS)
  • Material and Applied Chemistry (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery R&D
  • Chemical Education and Outreach
  • Environmental Chemistry: Water and Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Petrochemicals and Mineral Exploration: Geochemistry & Industrial Chemistry
  • Inorganic, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

B. Poster Sessions

Contributors will be given on opportunity to present their work in poster sessions.

C. Key Note speeches

Sustainable Development Goals: A Chemical Science Perspective

D. Exhibition Sessions

Exhibition spaces will be provided to manufacturers and companies to display their products of interest to the conference participants

E. Field Excursion

At the end of the two days conference, an excursion will be organized on 13th May 2017 at a fee to Nairobi National Park.

Payments

i. Payment through bank

The Kenya Chemical Society,

National Bank of Kenya,

Kenyatta University branch,

Account Number: 01242059302300.

Swift code: NBKEKENXXXX.


ii. To pay by M-Pesa

1. Go to MPESA menu

2. Go to Lipa na MPESA

3. Use business number 625625

4. Enter account number 01242059302300.

5. Enter amount

6. Enter your pin

7. Confirm

NOTE

All abstracts must reach the organizing committee by 15th April 2017. Abstracts must be submitted in English and a maximum of 300 words. Full papers of accepted abstracts for inclusion in the conference journal proceedings should in Microsoft word format and Times New Roman font 12 following the KCS journal format.

Get the abstract template here

Those willing to advertise on the book of abstract should pay KShs. 30,000.00 for quarter page, KShs. 35,000.00 For half a page and KShs.50,000.00 for a full page. Corporate Partners for inclusion of logos on main conference banners are required to pay KShs. 100,000.

Keynote Speakers

PROF. YONAS CHEBUDE

PROF. YONAS CHEBUDE

PACN, Addis Ababa University

PROF. CATHERINE NGILA

PROF. CATHERINE NGILA

University of Johannesburg

DR. FRANK DILLON

DR. FRANK DILLON

University of Oxford

PROF. FRED SEGOR

PROF. FRED SEGOR

PS, Ministry of Water

Event Schedule

DAY ONE:   Tuesday, 9th May 2017

OPENING CEREMONY

VENUE: United States International University – Africa,

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Auditorium

Chairperson: Dr. Austin Aluoch

Rapporteur:  Dr. Charles Otieno

TIME

EVENT

(VENUE: Auditorium)

8.00 – 9.00 AM

Arrival and registration of participants

9.00 – 9.15 AM

Opening remarks by:

Chairman, Kenya Chemical Society   – Dr. Dickson Andala

Chairman, Department of Pharmacy  – Dr. Betty Mbatia/Dr N. Noah

Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

9.15 – 9.40 AM

Welcoming speech and invitation of Chief Guest

Vice-Chancellor, USIU-A

9.40 – 9.55 AM

Official opening speech

Guest of Honor

9.55 – 10.25 AM

Key note address

Prof. Birhanu Abegaz – Executive Director AAS

10.25 – 10.45 AM

TEA BREAK (photographs)

10.45 – 11.00 AM

Guest of Honor visits and officially opens the exhibitions

Chairperson: Dr. Mildred Nawiri
Rapporteur:   Dr. Leonida Kerubo

TIME

PLENARY: LEAD PAPER

LEAD PRESENTER

11.00 – 12.00 PM

Challenges and solutions to water problems in Africa

Prof. Shem Oyoo Wandiga,
Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation,
PACN-UoN

12.00 – 1.00 PM

Balancing societal benefits and potential risks of nanotechnology: a view from an ecological perspective

Prof. Ndeke Musee,

University of Pretoria

1.00 – 2.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

Auditorium

Applications of Green Chemistry in Manufacturing

Chairperson: Dr. Evans Changamu

Rapporteur: Dr. Dr Anastaciah Ngigi

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Responses to Glossina pallidipes and Glossina morsitans tsetse flies to analogues of δ-octalactones and selected blends. Dr. Margaret Nganga
2.20 – 2.40 PM From the Lab to the Market: The case of low-cost water filter (Nanofilter*) Dr. Askwar Hilonga
2.40 – 3.00 PM Green Odorant Dr. Sajal Pramanik, Kanpur India
3.00 – 3.20 PM 'Cytotoxicity of Plumbagin, Rapanone and 12 other naturally occurring Quinones from Kenyan Flora towards human carcinoma cells' Dr. Leonidah K. Omosa, UoN
3.20-3.40 PM Physic-chemical properties comparison of bagasse and commercial activated carbon in the decolorization of sugar syrup Mr. Humphrey Lumadede, KIRDI
3.40– 4.00 PM
4.00- 4.30 PM TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Chemometrics and Quality Assurance

Chairperson: Dr. Solomon Derese

Rapporteur: Dr. Geoffrey Otieno

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Concentrations of Selected Nutrients and Heavy Metals in Nyamasogota River, Kisii County-Kenya Dr. Alphonse Wanyonyi, KU
2.20 – 2.40 PM Chemometrics: KEBs perspective Tabitha Orwa, KEBs
2.40 – 3.00 PM Band gap and X-ray diffraction studies of bimetallic silver-platinum nanoparticles. Dr. Fredrick Okumu, JOOST
3.00 – 3.20 PM Synthesis of 2,2’- and 4,4’-bipyridyl gold nanoparticles by in-situ surface modification of soft ligand stabilized nanoparticles Dr. Patrick Shem
3.20-3.40 PM Derivatisation reactions for gas chromatography analysis Dr. Francis Orata Omoto
3.40– 4.00 PM Quality Assurance and Control at KEBs Dr. Henry Rotich
TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

Day Two: Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Chairperson: Dr. Dickson Andala

Rapporteur:  Dr. Naumih Noah

VENUE: Auditorium

 

TIME

TOPIC

LEAD PRESENTER

8.00 – 9.00 AM

Current Nanotechnology for Water Treatment

Prof Catherine Ngila,

University of Johannesburg

9.00 – 10.00 AM

TBA

Prof. Yonas Chebude, PAC, Addis Ababa University

10.00 – 11.00 AM

Identification of bioligical active principles of East African medicinal plants, and on Marine Pollution

Prof. Sumesh Chabbra

11.00 – 11.30 AM

TEA BREAK

Auditorium

Material and Applied Chemistry (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology)

Chairperson: Dr. Anastacia Ngigi

Rapporteur: XXXX

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 - 11.50 AM Spectro-electrochemical Characterization of Anti-Schistosoma-Gold Nanoparticle
Conjugate for use in Immunoassays
Dr. N. Noah
11.50 - 12.10 PM Green Synthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles Using Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Rind Extract and Their Antimicrobial Applications

Mr. M. Ndikau
12.10 – 12.30 PM Simple Porosity Modulation via Washing/Refluxing in De-ionized Water of Molecular Templated Mesoporous Aluminosilicates for Water Purification Dr. Eric Masika, Kenyatta University
12.30 -12.50 PM New water-soluble η5-cyclopentadienyldicarbonylruthenium(II) amine complexes in catalytic oxidation of olefins

Ms Eunice Nyawade, University of Kwa Zulu Natal
12.50 - 1.10 PM Synthesis and Characterization of Two Double Sheet Layered Vanadates: Li0.6 [C2H8N] 0.4V4O10.1.8H2O and LiV4O10.1.8H2O

Dr. S. Lutta University of Eldoret

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Environmental Chemistry: Water and Atmospheric Chemistry

Chairperson: Professor Martin Onani

Rapporteur: XXXXXX

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 - 11.50 AM TBA Selly Jemutai Kimosop, MMUST
11.50 - 12.10 PM The role of Chemistry toards addressing atmospheric deposition and land use practices in Equitorial Africa for sustainable management of African Lakes, Rivers and terrestrial resources. Dr. Vincent O. Madadi
12.10 – 12.30 PM Optimizing Zeolitic Materials for environmental remediation Mr. Victor Shikuku
12.30 -12.50 PM Biosorption: An Eco-friendly alternative for Water Treatment

Prof, Lusweti Kituyi, University of Eldoret
12.50 - 1.10 PM Potential of Lubricating Oil (MGALO) and organic Bio-fertilizer production from Marine Green Algae (Patent Number, KE/UM/2012/00295) Bonface Jiveri, Maseno University

1.10 – 2.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

Chairperson: Prof. H. Njenga

Rapporteur: Dr. Benard F. Juma

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Role of mixed anions donor from metal salts on morphogenesis of ZnO nanostructures and morphology induced photocatalytic properties for the removal of methyl orange dye

Dr. Vyom Parashar, University of Johannesburg
2.20 – 2.40 PM Carotenoid Levels, Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity Variations in Varieties of Citrullus lanatus under Storage at Room Temperature Dr. Mildred Nawiri
2.40 – 3.00 PM Virtual screening of antiplasmodial natural products against pfDHODH using CADD

Dr. Solomon Derese
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extracts of euphorbia tirucalli and catha edulis Dr. Geoffrey Otieno, TUK
3.00 – 3.20 PM Aptameric Recognition-Modulated Electroactive P-Doped PANI−PSSA Films For The Detection Of Tetrodotoxin

Dr. Gertrude Fomo, University of Western Cape
3.20 - 3.40 PM A rapid and Sensitive Nano-Immunosensor for Point-of-care Diagnostic of Bilharzia in Kenya
3.40 - 4.00 PM TBA
4.00 – 4.20 PM TBA
4.30 - 5.00 PM TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

Chairperson: Dr Prof. C. Nguta

Rapporteur: Dr. Dan Baraza

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Assessment of tire pyrolysis and suitability of Carbon Char for Domestic use Dr. Fredrick Oduor, UoN
2.20 – 2.40 PM Environmental Exposure affects Lead Levels in Human Blood in Kenya

Prof Nyambaka, Kenyatta University
2.40 – 3.00 PM TBA Ms Veronica Masila, Makerere University/UoN
Steering Ecological Conditions Enhances HCB Degradation in Tropical Soils

Dr. Francis Kengara, Maseno University
3.00 – 3.20 PM Excessive Copper(II) and Zinc(II) in Drinkable Water Sources in the Sedimentary Lake Victoria Basins of Siaya County, Kenya: Occurrence and Analysis of the Distribution Patterns Dr Enos Wambu, University of Eldoret
3.20 - 3.40 PM TBA
3.40 - 4.00 PM Spatial and Temporal Variability of Phosphates, Nitrates and selected Physico-chemical parameters of River Nzoia

Tarus, P.,
University of Eldoret
4.00 – 4.20 PM TBA
4.30 - 5.00 PM TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

Day Three:  Thursday, 11th May 2017

Chairperson: Dr. Austin Aluoch

Rapporteur:  Dr. Farida Were

VENUE: Auditorium

 

TIME

TOPIC

LEAD PRESENTER

8.00 – 9.00 AM

TBA

Prof. Ahmed Hassanali

9.00 – 10.00 AM

Molecular dynamics of polymers close to a metal interface

Dr. Emmanuel Mapesa,

University of Liepzig

10.00 – 11.00 AM

TBA

Prof. Priscillar Baker, UWC-SA

11.00 – 11.30 AM

TEA BREAK

Auditorium

Petrochemicals and Mineral Exploration: Geochemistry & Industrial Chemistry

Chairperson: Prof Hudson Nyambaka

Rapporteur: Dr. Phillip Mayeku

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 – 11.50 AM Red hot compounds from the red hot poker plant, Kniphofia, and related taxa Prof Abiy Yenesew, UON
11.50 – 12.10 PM Phytochemistry, Antioxidant and Antiradical Activities of Some plants used in Congolese Folk Medicine Dr. Mavinga Blasie Mbala, University of Kinsasha, CR Congo
12.10 – 12.30 PM Cylooxganase inhibitory actions of novel dihydro-β-agarofuran sesequiterpene alkaloids and triterpenoids from Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl & Zeyh.) Robson) Dr. Charles O. Ochieng
12.30 – 12.50 PM Lethal Dose Determination in Some Herbal Medicines in Kano State, Nigeria. Mr. Aliyu, Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria
12.50 – 1.10 PM Determination of the Banned Phthalates in PVC Plastic of Toys Anzhela Baltayan, Polytechnic University of Armenia

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Chemical Education and Outreach

Chairperson: Prof Catherine Ngila

Rapporteur: Dr. Fred Okumu

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 – 11.50 AM Emergency preparedness for First
Responders to Chemical, Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies.

Osum Michael Chinazor, Senior Engineer, Nigeria
11.50 – 12.10 PM Reduction of cyanide levels in sweet cassava leaves based on different processing methods Dr. Mildred Nawiri, Kenyatta University, Kenya
12.10 – 12.30 PM Legislation on Chemical management and safety in Burkina Faso: Chemical Safety, Security and Responsible
Care
Dr. Brahima Sorgho, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso
12.30 – 12.50 PM Low Cost Instruments For Chemical
Education
Armando Victor Jr Guidote, Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines
12.50 – 1.10 PM Assessment and opportunities for the use of GC in Chemical industry to replace the use
of scheduled and highly toxic chemicals
Edouard Nzambimana, Analyst and deputy head of
chemistry laboratory, Burundi Bureau of standards and Quality
Control

1.10 – 2.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

Chairperson: Prof. A. Hassanali

Rapporteur: Mr. G Kalerwa

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Erythrinaline alkaloids from the flowers and pods of Erythrina lysistemon and their DPPH radical scavenging properties

Dr. Benard F. Juma, MMUST

2.20 – 2.40 PM Constituents of the roots and leaves of Ekebergia capensis and their potential antiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities Dr. Beatrice Irungu, KEMRI
2.40 – 3.00 PM Antimicrobial Coumarins from Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) Dr. Lilechi, D. Baraza, MMUST
3.00 – 3.20 PM Synthesis Of Ruthenium Complexes Of Bezoazoles Ligands As Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs MR REINNER OCHOLA, University of Kwa Zulu Natal
3.20 – 3.40 PM Semio Chemistry of the Human Malaria and Trypanosomiasis Vectors

Prof. V. Omolo, MMUST

3.40 – 4.00 PM The role on alkyl spacer on the reactivity of novel platinum(II) complexes with thiourea nucleophiles Panyako A. Asman, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, SA
4.00– 5.00 PM TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

Chairperson: Prof J. Lalah

Rapporteur: Dr Florence Oloo

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
2.00 - 2.20 PM Bioaccumulation of perfluoroalkyl acids in dairy cows in a naturally contaminated environment

Dr Francis Orata, MMUST
2.20 – 2.40 PM Nutritive Values and Consumption Pattern of the Edible Wild Plant (Sphenostylis magnata) of Nalikuli (Lilongwe) Emmanuel G. Mwase, University of Livingstonia, Malawi
2.40 – 3.00 PM Correlation of spray dried and freeze dried production approach of primaquine-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) in preventive treatment of malaria James Jorum Owuor, Technical Univeristy of Kenya
3.00 – 3.20 PM Comparative assessment of petroleum asphaltene-bound hopanoids and maltene hopanes Dr. Aminu Bayawa, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-NIGERIA
3.20 – 3.40 PM A Comparative Study Of Modified And Unmodified Maize Tassels For Removal Of Selected Trace Metals In Contaminated Water Prof. Sauda Swaleh, Kenyatta University
3.40 – 4.00 PM Contaminated Soil Treatment through Application of Chemistry Dr. Philip Mwabe, Director Environmental and Combustion Consultants Ltd (ECCL).
4.00– 5.00 PM TEA BREAK/POSTERS/EXHIBITION

Day Four: Friday, May 12th 2017

Chairperson: Prof Saudah Swaleh

Rapporteur:  Ms. Selly Chemosop

VENUE: Auditorium

 

TIME

TOPIC

LEAD PRESENTER

8.00 – 9.00 AM

Some active Heck coupling initiators from thiophene based imino-pyridyl palladium complexes

Prof Martin O. Onani,

University of Western Cape, SA

9.00 – 10.00 AM

Transformation of Olefins to Useful Domestic and Industrial Products using Nickel and Palladium Metal Catalysts

Prof Stephen  Ojwach

10.00 – 11.00 AM

Lead sulphur selenide (PbS1-x Sex) thin films for solar energy applications by CBD method

Professor Birhanu Dejene, University of Free State, SA

11.00 – 11.30 AM

TEA BREAK

Auditorium

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery R&D

Chairperson:  Prof J Jondiko

Rapporteur: Dr J. Odalo

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 – 12.00 PM TBA TBA
12.00 – 12.30 PM TBA TBA
12.30 – 1.00 PM TBA TBA
1.00 – 1.30 PM LUNCH BREAK

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Inorganic, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Chairperson: Prof Birhanu Dejene

Rapporteur: Dr. Erick Masika

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11.30 – 12.00 PM The role of polyazine bridging ligands on the kinetic and mechanistic behaviour of Pt(II)-Ru(II) complexes bearing 2,2’:6’,2’’-terpydine terminal ligand. Mr Meshack Kituyi, University of Kwazulu Natal
12.00 – 12.30 PM Synthesis and Characterization of two Octahedral [NiIIL] Complexes Generated from Hexadentate Imine-Oximes Ligands Manahil Suleiman M, University Of Gadarif, Sudan
12.30 – 1.00 PM Arene Ruthenium(II) Complexes: A comprehensive study on the influence of bridging ligand on their substituion kinetics Gershom K. Mutua, University of Kwazulu Natal
1.00 – 2.00 PM LUNCH BREAK

1.10 – 2.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

Chairperson:

Rapporteur: 

Venue – Auditorium

TIME ACTIVITY
2.00 – 2.30 PM Presentation of Prizes and Certificates
2.30 – 3.00 PM Presentation by Sponsors
3.00 – 3.30 PM CLOSING CEREMONY
3.30 -4.00 PM TEA BREAK / DEPARTURE

Travel Information

Venue

United States International University
Off Thika Road

“The Auditorium”

Transport

There are taxis from the airport to the hotels
at affordable cost of approximately
40 USD per trip.

Hotel & Accommodation

Participants may request the organizers to help in
obtaining details on visa and hotel
reservations by the organizers.

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