J Wasswa IPICS Presentation 2013

Report
Research activities at the
Department supported by
IPICS/SIDA
John WASSWA
Department of Chemistry
Makerere University
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Prologue
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IPICS support since - 1999
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Human resource capacity
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Environmental Chemistry (Pesticide
Project UG 01) and Coordination
Chemistry (Project)
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PESTICIDE PROJECTCharacterisation Of Pesticide
Residues In Biota, Water And
Sediments In Lake Victoria –IP
Prof. B. T. Kiremire
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Aim at strengthening capacity for
research in Pesticides at Makerere
University through active research
cooperation and collaboration with
institutions within the region and in
Sweden.
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Infrastructural development
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Prior to 2000, our residue analysis work was done in
the laboratories of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
and GAL.
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2001, started to equip a fully-fledged pesticide residue
laboratory within the department of chemistry
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By the end of the year 2002, our pesticide laboratory
possessed three functional GC units.
◦ A UNICAM AT 610, equipped with only the FID and 2 Perkin
Elmer units of Model PE 8500 one of which is equipped with
ECD/FID and the other equipped with only the FID- Support
from GTZ
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The laboratory also possessed two gas
generators for independent supply of
Hydrogen and Nitrogen and an HPLC -GTZ
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In 2003, through IPICS funds, we secured a
new GC unit (VARIAN CP-3800) equipped
with both an ECD and a NPD.
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GPC, Pressure controlled RotarVap, Deioniser, Ultrasonic bath Relevant
Glassware
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In 2008 secured an Agilent GC-MS
through support from OPCW
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2013 Secured HPLC –Through SIDA
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Capacity building
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Trained 10 MSc students and 2 PhDs in
residue analysis
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On going 4 PhDs
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STUDENT
John Wasswa
Gabriel Kasozi
QUALIFICATION
MSc, PhD (Mak)
MSc (Mak), PhD (UF-USA)
CURRENT POSITION
Staff Chem Dept (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak)
Sunny Mbabazi
Christine Kyarimpa
MSc (Mak)
MSc (Mak)
Kenneth Arinaitwe
MSc (Mak)
Patrick Ssebugere
MSc (Mak)
Muyisa Kavatsurwa
Séverin
Edward Mubiru
MSC (Mak)
Hasifa Nakayima
MSc (Mak)
Principal Analyst (DGAL)
Staff Chem Dept (KYU), PhD Student
(Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak), PhD Student
(Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak), PhD Student
(Mak)
Democratic Republic of Congo (PhD
fellow)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak), PhD Student
(Mak)
QC (Quality Chemicals)
Stella Nanyonga
MSc (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (KYU), PhD Student
Edwige Kampire
MSc (Mak)
Paul Mukasa
Benon Nturishize
MSc (Mak)
MSc (MUST)-Access to
facilities
Kigali Institute of Technology (PhD
fellow)
Staff Chem Dept (Bugema)
On going
MSc (Mak)
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Facilities benefited other research groups
(natural products and the fish project)
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Hosted a number of colleagues from
within the region (University of Dar es
Salaam, UON-Kenya
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Uganda - member ANCAP since its
inception in ANCAP
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Hosted 3 summer schools (2002, 2005,
2009)
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Regional workshop on DDT(2004)
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International conference (SETAC-AFRICA
2009)
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14 publications in internationally
recognise journals
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Over 20 conference papers
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Collaborators
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Prof. P. Kizza; University of Florida
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Prof. Shem Wandiga; UON
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Prof. Negguse Mergesa; University of Addis Ababa
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Prof. Kishimba (RIP); University of Dar-es Salaam,
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Prof. Mark Zaranyika University of Zimbabwe
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ANCAP Family
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Current Research
SIDA-Mak
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Multi-Matrix Contamination Levels, Trends
and Biomagnifications of Persistent Organic
Pollutants and Pesticides in Fish Food Web of
Lake Victoria (Uganda)
◦ Aim: to establish the spatial and temporal trends
of selected legacy POPs (including emerging
POPs) in ambient air and precipitation samples
taken from the Ugandan watershed of L. Victoria
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Collaborators
Derek C.G. Muir1, Camilla Teixeira1, Tom
Harner2, Phil Fellin3, Robert E. Hecky4
1Environment
Canada, Burlington, ON
2 Environment Canada,Toronto, ON
3 AirZoneOne Inc., Mississauga, ON
4 Biology Department, University of
Minnesota, Duluth
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Equatorial Africa Deposition Network
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AFull-sized project of the (GEF) spanning both
the Land Degradation and International Waters
focal areas.
◦ Implemented by the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP)
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Aim: to establish a working dialogue between
equatorial African Governments that focuses on
the transboundary transport of major
macronutrients in order to foster regional
cooperation to advocate for changes in national
and regional rural development programs.
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Future work
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Deposition studies on POPs, emerging
pollutants and other major
macronutrients in other water bodies of
Uganda
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COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
PROJECT
Currently “the GREEN CHEMISTRY
PROJECT” supported by SIDA/Mak –
IP Prof. H. Ssekaalo
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MAJOR ACTIVITIES
◦ Development of catalysts for various synthetic
processes
◦ Interactions of NPS derivatives with metal
complex species and their applications
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Major Equipment under
IPICS/SIDA
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UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Procured using IPICS
Autumn money)
Magnetic susceptibility balance
High pressure autoclave reactor
Automatic potentiometeric titrator
Rotar evaporator
Fume hood
Polarization microscope
Centrifuge
Analytical balance
pH/Ion selective meter and electrodes
Computer and printer
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Students Trained
STUDENT
QUALIFICATION
CURRENT POSITION
Emmanuel
TEBANDEKE
MSc, PhD (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak)
Solomon YIGA
MSc (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak), PhD
Student (Mak)
Peter
MUSAGALA
MSc (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Busitema)
Madina ADIA M MSc (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (Mak), PhD
Student (Mak)
Ibrahim
KARUME
MSc (Mak)
PhD Candiate
Nalumansi Irene
MSc (Mak)
Staff Chem Dept (MUST)
Ronald Balaba
MSc (Mak), PhD (USA)
Faculty-USA
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Publications and Proceedings
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6 Publications in internationally
recognized journals
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Over 15 conference papers
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Thank you very much for your
attention
Tack så mycket för din uppmärksamhet
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