Ritah NakayingaCountry of origin: Uganda Currently in: Uganda, Kampala General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Early Career Fellowship
Degrees2014 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms2006 Master Biological Systems and Organisms2000 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
The exploitation of Bacteriophages for bio-control applications in plant Agriculture. Specifically, my research focuses on the identification of bacteriophages to treat Banana Bacteria Wilt disease of the Banana food crop.
Publications resulting from Research:
1. Nakayinga, R. (2019). Computational characterization of providence virus non-structural proteins: Evolutionary and functional implications. Journal of Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis, 10(2), 15-31.
2. Tusuubira SK, Nakayinga, R, Mwambi B, Odda J, Kiconco S, Komuhangi A. Knowledge, perception and practices towards Sickle Cell Disease: a community survey among adults in Lubaga division, Kampala Uganda (2018). BMC Public Health. 561.
3. Short, J.R., Nakayinga, R., Hughes, E. G., Walter, C.T. and Dorrington, R. A. (2013). Providence virus (Family: Caromotetraviridae) replicates vRNA in association with the Golgi apparatus and secretory vesicles. J. Gen. Virol. 1073-8.
4. Walter, CT, Pringle, FM, Nakayinga, R, de Felipe, P, Ryan, MD, Ball, LA and RA Dorrington (2010). Genome organization and translation products of Providence virus: insight into a unique tetravirus. J. Gen. Virol. 2826-35.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingAs a University Lecturer, I facilitate lectures and assess student performance through developing, invigilating and marking exams in the areas of Immunology, Serology, Cell biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Animal structure, diversity & physiology. This applies to both undergraduate and post-graduate students. In addition, I am involved in student research supervision at undergraduate and Master’s level. Other duties include the development of course modules and degree programs, coordination of the writing of grant proposals, development of the website content specifically for the Biological Science department and engagement in departmental administrative activities.
Workshop and Conference Attended2019 Imperial royale hotel, Uganda Patents: Knowledge, searching and identification of patents for academic research and Innovation2019 Stellenbosh University, South Africa Online training course for supervision of doctoral candidates at African Universities2017 Cologne, Germany Teaching Approaches in Higher Education2016 Karatina University, Nairobi, Kenya Proposal writing for research grants
AffiliationsKyambogo University Academic Staff Association (KYUASA), Kyambogo UniversityKyambogo University, Biotechnology Club
Presentation given2010Sub-cellular localisation of Providence virus replication proteins in insect cell linesBloemfonteinEvent: Congress of the South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Other AwardsFeb 2020Promotes research for early-career women scientists in a science disciplineJan 2018DIES-National Multiplication TrainingTrains academic researchers from public Universities in grant writing skills.Jan 2008National Research Foundation scholarshipAward for doctoral studies in Microbiology at Rhodes University, South AfricaSep 2005Developing solutions scholarshipAward for Master studies in Molecular Medical Microbiology at Nottingham University, U.K.
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship awarded 2019