© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Jane Namukobe

RISE Degree(s) 

PhD in Chemistry from Makerere University

RISE Network(s) 

Lecturer, Department of Physiological Sciences, COVAB, Makerere University


PhD: Phytochemical and antiplasmodial studies of medicinal plants used by humans and chimpanzees in and around Kibale National Park (abstract)

Currently: Natural products chemistry with particular reference to searching for antimalarial and antimicrobial agents from medicinal plants; structural elucidation of natural products by use of spectroscopic methods; synthesis of bioactive natural products

Special Accomplishments 

2016 SIDA Postdoctoral Research (PI): Evaluation of the potential of medicinal plants used in skin protection (Ongoing)

Representative for Uganda at the 2015 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Associate Programme

Selected Publications 

Byamukama R, Waninda EN, Mukama D, Namukobe J. 2016. Hippeastrum hybridum anthocyanins as indicators of endpoint in acid–base titrations. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 10(6):2716–27

Namukobe J, Kiremire BT, Byamukama R, Kasenene JM, Akala HM, Kamau E, Dumontet V. 2015. Antiplasmodial compounds from the stem bark of Neoboutonia macrocalyx pax. J Ethnopharmacol 162(13):317-322.

Byamukama R, Barbara G, Namukobe J, Heydenreich M, Kiremire BT. 2015. Bioactive compounds in the stem bark of Albizia coriaria (Welw. ex Oliver). Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 9(2):1013–24

Namukobe J, Kiremire BT, Byamukama R, Kasenene JM, Dumontet V, Guéritte F, Krief FS, Florent I, Kabasa JD. 2014. Cycloartane triterpenes from the leaves of Neoboutonia macrocalyx L. Phytochem 102: 189-196.

Byamukama R, Namukobe J, Jordheim M, Andersen TM, Kiremire BT. 2011. Anthocyanins from ornamental flowers of red frangipani, Plumeria rubra. Sci Hort 129(4):840-843.

Namukobe J, Kasenene JM, Kiremire BT, Byamukama R, Kamatenesi-Mugisha M, Krief S, Dumontet V, Kabasa JD. 2011. Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda. J Ethnopharmacol 136(1): 236-245.

Lacroix D, Prado S, Kamoga D, Kasenene J, Namukobe J, Krief S, Dumontet V, Mouray E, Bodo B, Brunois F. 2011. Antiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities of medicinal plants traditionally used in the village of Kiohima, Uganda. J Ethnopharmacol 133(2):850-855.

Byamukama R, Jordheim M, Kiremire B, Namukobe J, Andersen ØM. 2006. Anthocyanins from flowers of Hippeastrum cultivars. Sci Hort 109(3):262-266.

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RISE Degree(s) Completed 
January 2015