Improving lives through
sustainable bioinnovations

Phase III

Prof Maurice Vincent Ochilo Omolo

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Prof Omolo is the team leader of BioInnovate Africa supported project on upscaling novel bio-rational products for controlling Tungiasis in East Africa. He is a senior research professor with a wide range of experience in patent drafting, chemical ecology, natural products  research,  volatile chemicals and essential oils collections and chemistry and semio-chemistry of insects, particularly, the blood feeding insects. His teaching and research career began in 2004. Currently, he is a professor of organic chemistry (natural products) at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kakamega, Kenya. He has also serverd in the same institution, in senior management positions, as director of quality assurance and director of science and technology park and industrial linkages for 12 years. He has also worked as a post doctoral fellow in tsetse chemical ecology of the behavioural and chemical ecology unit at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).

Prof Omolo hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Kenyatta University, a Master of Science degree and Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, both from icipe and Kenyatta University. He is a member of the Kenya Chemical Society, the Natural Products Research Network Association for Eastern and Central Africa, and an alumni of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), where he received an award towards his Ph.D study. He is a trained and internationally recognized facilitator & master facilitator of Virtues ProjectTM.