International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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MS Beatrice Irungu Ideas Activities
  • research officer, kenya medical research institute
    Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Organizations:

    kenya medical research institute
    Kenya Chemical Society
  • IYC Interests:

    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I ve a BSc and a MSc of Science in Chemistry. I developed an interest in this subject when I was in high school. My interest is in isolating and characterising lead compounds ( that can be develop into antiparasitic agents ) from medicinal plants . I am just about to start my PhD courtesy of a training grant from WHO/TDR where I will be searching for antimalarial lead compounds from some selected medicinal plants. My interest in IYC2011 is to encourage bthe young people to persue chemistry as it is still a marketable subject with many areas of specialisation thatcontributes to the growth of our economy