Joel Bonface Malala: Curriculum Vitae


 Research Assistant


Mount Kenya University

BSc. Microbiology & Biotechnology

Technical University of Mombasa




  •  BSc., 2013, (First Class Honours), Microbiology & Biotechnology, Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), Kenya  
  • Postgraduate Certificate., 2013, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/Environmental Audit (EA)

Professional Experience

  • Tutorial Fellow (2014), Technical University of Mombasa (part-time)
  • Research Assistant (2013-2014), Technical University of Mombasa
  • EIA Associate Expert (2013- to date)

Areas of expertise

Microbial culturing, plant/animal tissue culture, preparation of microbial inoculum, vaccine preparation, sterilization, DNA sample preparation, extraction, sequencing and PCR amplification and data analysis


1.      Luffa-Aqua Purifier as source of water for domestic use (Patent No.KE/UM/2012/00293)

2.      Bio-alkanol gel as a form of renewable source of energy (Patent No.KE/UM/2012/00296)

Research Interest

  • Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Innovation
  • Plant transformation through somatic/organic embryogenesis
  • Human system health research
  • Production of natural microbial products
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Water quality/sanitation
  • Renewable energy
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