Dr .Reuben Maghembe |virulence factors Award |Best Researcher Award

Dr .Reuben Maghembe ,Kampala International University,Uganda

Dr. Reuben Maghembe is a distinguished academic and leader in the field of education and research, affiliated with Kampala International University in Uganda. With a profound commitment to advancing knowledge and fostering academic excellence, Dr. Maghembe has contributed significantly to the development of education systems and research initiatives within Uganda and beyond. His expertise spans various domains, including but not limited to, curriculum development, educational policy formulation, and pedagogical innovation. Dr. Maghembe’s leadership and scholarly contributions have positively impacted countless students, researchers, and educational institutions, solidifying his reputation as a respected figure in academia.


Professional Profiles:

Google Scholar

 Education :

PhD in Molecular Biosciences
University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), in conjunction with Lund University (Sweden)
November 2016-November 2021,MSc in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology (MICM)
Makerere University, Uganda
January 2021-October 2023,MSc in Biochemistry
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
October 2012-November 2015,BSc with Ed (Biology & Chemistry major)
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
September 2007-November 2010


Training Courses and Workshops:

Bioinformatics Course
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
January-March 2019,Proteomics Course
International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), University of Venda, South Africa
May 2023,Natural Product/Targeted Metabolomics Course
Egerton University, Kenya
March-May 2019

Research Interests:

  • Pathogenomics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Computer-aided drug design and molecular docking studies

General Areas of Competence:

  • Genomics and transcriptomics data analysis
  • Nucleic acid and protein purification
  • Conventional and real-time PCR
  • Analysis of molecular and biosynthetic pathways of microbial metabolites
  • Bioinformatics analysis of sequences and metabolites
  • Molecular docking and analysis of drug targets

Computer and Data Bioinformatics Skills:

  • Basics of bioinformatics
  • Linux/Unix basics
  • Microsoft basics
  • Genome, proteome and metabolome databases and web servers
  • Bioinformatics web tools and databases: InterproScan, BV-BRC, TYGS, Biocyc, Kbase, antiSMASH, Orthovenn, etc.


  1. “Application of Viral Metagenomics for Study of Emerging and Reemerging Tick-Borne Viruses.”
  2. “Omics for Bioprospecting and Drug Discovery from Bacteria and Microalgae.”
  3. “Complete genome sequence data of Priestia megaterium strain MARUCO02 isolated from marine mangrove-inhabited sediments of the Indian Ocean in the Bagamoyo Coast.”
  4. “Ligand-protein interactions of plant-isolated (9z,12z)-octadeca-9,12-dienoic acid with Β-ketoacyl-Acp synthase (KasA) in potential anti-tubercular drug designing.”
  5. “Metabolic potential of the moderate halophile Yangia sp. ND199 for co-production of polyhydroxyalkanoates and exopolysaccharides.”
  6. “Complete genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis strain MARUCo01 isolated from marine sediments of the Indian Ocean in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.”
  7. “Whole Genome Sequencing Uncovers the Genetic Determinants of Colistin Resistance in Multi-Drug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Patients Admitted in the ICU of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.”
  8. “A sophisticated virulence repertoire and colistin resistance of Citrobacter freundii ST150 from a patient with sepsis admitted to ICU in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda, East Africa: Insight from genomic and molecular docking analyses.”
  9. “Chromosomal and plasmid-encoded virulence and multidrug resistance of Escherichia coli ST58/24 infecting a 2-year-old sickle cell patient with sepsis in Kampala Uganda, East Africa.”
Reuben Maghembe |virulence factors Award |Best Researcher Award

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