© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Kumbukani Nyirenda

RISE Degree(s) 

PhD in Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

RISE Network(s) 

Future Africa Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa


PhD: Biological activity and phytochemistry of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae), Trichilia emetica Vahl. (Meliaceae), Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) and Fadogia ancylantha Schweinf (Rubiaceae) from Malawi

Selected Publications 

Nyirenda KK, Saka JDK. 2014. Antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of phytoconstituents from Fadogia ancylantha. PharmaNutrition. 2(3):84

Nyirenda KK, Saka JDK, Naidoo D, Maharaj VJ, Muller CJF. 2012. Antidiabetic, anti-oxidant and antimicrobial activities of Fadogia ancylantha extracts from Malawi. J. Ethnopharmacol. 143(1):372–76

Saka JDK, Nyirenda KK. 2012. Effect of two ethnic processing technologies on reduction and composition of total and non-glucosidic cyanogens in cassava. Food Chem. 130(3):605–9

RISE Degree(s) Completed 
November 2018