Dr. Alfred Mariga Mugambi

Senior Lecturer

BSc. (Food Science and Technology, Egerton University), Cert. (Dairy Technology, University of Ghent, Belgium), MSc. (Nutritional Sciences, Egerton University), Ph.D (Food Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, China).

 Yang, W-j, Li, D. & Mariga, A. M. (2017). Spoilage microorganisms in cereal product. In Food Spoilage Microorganisms: Ecology and Control. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis. ISBN:  K26897 / 9781498744584.

Contribution in International Conferences

  1. Mariga, A. M. (2016). Pleurotus Mushroom: A Possible Anticancer Agent. A paper presented atThe Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK) 16th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, held at Chuka University, 28th November to 2nd December 2016.
  2. Mariga, A. M., Yang, W.-j., Mugambi, D.K., Pei, F., Zhao,-y., Shao, Y.-n. & Hu, Q.-h. (2016). Antiproliferative and immunostimulatory activity of a protein from Pleurotus eryngii. A paper presented in the Chuka University 3rdInternational Research Conference on26th to 28th October 2016
  3. Mariga, A. M., Pei, F., Yang, W.-j., Zhao,-y., Shao, Y.-n., Mugambi, D. K. & Hu, Q.-h. (2015). Immunopotentiation of Pleurotus eryngii (DC. ex Fr.) Quel. A paper presented in the Chuka University 2nd International Research Conference, held in ChukaChuka University, in September 2015
  4. Mariga, A. M. (2013) Extraction, purification, partial characterization and antitumor activity of Pleurotus eryngii (DC. ex Fr) Quel. A paper presented in the7th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC7), held in Beijing, China on 29th – 29th August, 2013
  5. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, September, 2015. Participated in a conference on the role of legumes in food and nutrition security.
  1. National Research Fund Infrastructure Project, October 2016

Appointed by the Chuka University Vice-Chancellor, I and eleven (11) other scientists developed a proposal on Chuka University’s need for infrastructure support and won (100 M).

  1. Egerton University Internal Research Fund, 2006

Developed an award (KES 0.2 M) winning research on; Isolation and testing the cholesterol reduction ability of Lactococcus lactis from fermented pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus).

Email Address: amariga@must.ac.ke