Position   : Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics and Research
Firstname : Dr. NIYONZIMA NIYONGABO
Lastname : François
Tel           : 07 88 53 66 10

Dr Niyonzima Niyongabo Francois is a  Rwandan biochemistst and senior lecturer in the Department of Biotechnologies and Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at INES Ruhengeri. He has a BSc (Mysore University, India), BSc Hons (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University = NMMU, South Africa), MSc Biochemistry (NMMU, South Africa), and Ph. D. Biochemistry (Jain University, India). He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Rwanda – College of Education). He has been teaching biochemistry and chemistry modules for the last 16 years.

His main interest is in enzymology, especially industrial enzymes for use by humans. He has supervised more than 58+ dissertations and has more than 30 publications on various enzymes (such as protease, lipase, amylase, asparaginase, nitroreductase, keratinase and pollulanase) in good Journals with impact factors such as Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biologia, Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology, 3 Biotech, and Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. He is an editor of the Journal of Food Biochemistry and Journal of Basic Microbiology.

Research and Publications

Authors Publication title Journal name/Publisher Year of publication DOI, link or ISBN
Mutijima JB and Niyonzima FN Role of gamma glutamyltransferase and alkaline phosphatase assay in enzymatic panel for hepatobiliary function in patients attending Kibungo hospital, Rwanda East Africa Science Journal 2020 Accepted
Nyambere G and Niyonzima FN Immunological profile of TB/HIV co-infected patients attending ADEPR Nyamata hospital in Rwanda Acta Scientific Microbiology 2020 DOI: 10.31080/ASMI.2020.03.immunological-profile-of-tb-hiv-co-infected-patients-attending-adepr-nyamata-hospital-in-rwanda
Niyonzima FN Production of microbial industrial enzymes Acta Scientific Microbiology 2019 https://doi.org/10.31080/ASMI.2019.02.0434
Shwetha V, Veena SM, Govindappa M, Farhan Zameer, Niyonzima FN, and Sunil S. More. In vitro neutralization of Naja naja venom enzymes by folk medicinal plant extracts Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature 2019 DOI: 10.1080/22311866.2019.1676166
Niyonzima FN Detergent compatible bacterial cellulases Journal of Basic Microbiology 2018 DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201800436
Nyirampfakaramye D and Niyonzima FN Assessment of hemoglobin and serum creatinine in patients with chronic kidney diseases attending Kigali university teaching hospital INES scienctific Journal 2018 ISSN 2306-1871
Niyonzima FN Purification and properties of detergent compatible proteases and lipase from soil microorganisms Humalaya Publishing Houses. 2018 ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
Bhavya J, Niyonzima FN, Veena SM, and More SS Scorpion toxin polyptides as therapeutic agents: An overview Protein and Peptide Letters 2018 DOI: 10.2174/0929866523666160630184635

 

Munyeshyaka E and Niyonzima FN Association of chronic hepatitis C virus infection with diabetes mellitus at Rwanda military hospital INES scienctific Journal 2017 ISSN 2306-1871
Uwayezu F, Hakizimana T, and  Niyonzima FN Current status of diabetes mellitus and 

associated risk factors among men and 

women attending Kabaya hospital

INES scienctific Journal 2017 ISSN 2306-1871
Uwituze LB, Nshimiyimana A, and Niyonzima FN Evaluation of bilirubin and risk of pathologic hyperbilirubinemia levels in newborns at Ruhengeri Hospital INES scienctific Journal 2017 ISSN 2306-1871
More SS, Radhika S, Niveditha M, Navyashree M, Bhavya J, and Niyonzima FN Purification and Characterization of anticancer L-glutaminase of Bacillus cereus strain LC13 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s40011-016-0808-x
Niyonzima FN and More SS Coproduction of detergent compatible bacterial enzymes and stain removal evaluation Journal of Basic Microbiology 2015 DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201500112
Muddapur UM, Gadkari MV, Kulkarni SM, Sabannavar PG, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Isolation and characterization of Gibberellic acid 3 producing Fusarium sp. from Belgaum agriculture land and its impact on green pea and rice growth promotion Aperito Journal of Advanced Plant Biology 2015 DOI: 10.14437/AJAPB-1-106
Lincoln L, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Purification and properties of a fungal L-asparaginase from Trichoderma viride Pers: SF Grey Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 2015 DOI: 10.15414/jmbfs.2014.4.4.310-316
Thakur M, Lincoln L, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Isolation, purification and characterization of fungal extracellular L-asparaginase from Mucor hiemalis Journal of Biocatalysis and Biotransformation. 2014 DOI: 10.4172/2324-9099.1000108.

 

Niyonzima FN and More SS Detergent compatible proteases: microbial production, properties and stain removal analysis Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2015 DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2014.907183
Niyonzima FN and More SS Microbial detergent compatible lipases Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 2015 http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/30453
Niyonzima FN and More SS Purification and characterization of detergent compatible alkaline protease from Aspergillus terreus gr. 3 Biotech 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s13205-014-0200-6

 

More VS, Tallur PN, Ninnekar HZ, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Purification and Properties of pendimethalin nitroreductase from Bacillus circulans Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology. 2015 DOI: 10.1134/S0003683815030138
More SS, Supreeth S, Anushree A, Arpitha C, Bhavya J, and Niyonzima FN Purification and characterization of phytase from Bacillus lehensis MLB2. Biologia. 2015 DOI: 10.1515/biolog-2015-0049
Uday MM, Bennur RS, Veena SM, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Biotransformation of Δ3-carene by Penicillium nigricans Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 2015 http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/31316
Veena SM, Tallur PN, Ninnekar HZ, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Enhanced degradation of pendimethalin by immobilized cells of Bacillus lehensis XJU. Biotech. 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s13205-015-0299-0.

 

Niyonzima FN and More SS Detergent compatible bacterial amylases Applied Biochemistry Biotechnology 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s12010-014-1144-3.
Niyonzima FN and More SS Biochemical properties of the alkaline lipase of Bacillus flexus XJU-1 and its detergent compatibility Biologia 2014 DOI: 10.2478/s11756-014-0429-x.

 

Niyonzima FN and More SS Purification and properties of detergent compatible extracellular alkaline protease from Scopulariopsis spp. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2014 DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2013.854254.
Niyonzima FN and More SS Concomitant production of detergent compatible enzymes by Bacillus flexus XJU-1 Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 2014 DOI: 10.1590/s1517-83822014000300020.
More VS, Tallur PN, Ninnekar HZ, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Enhanced degradation of captan by immobilized cells of Bacillus circulans Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences 2014 DOI: 10.15414/jmbfs.2014.4.2.108-111
Niyonzima FN and More SS Screening and optimization of cultural parameters for an alkaline protease production by Aspergillus terreus gr. under submerged fermentation International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2013 https://ijpbs.net/abstract.php?article=MjAwNg==
Niyonzima FN and More SS Optimization of fermentation culture conditions for alkaline protease production by Scopulariopsis spp Applied Biological Research 2013  
Niyonzima FN, More SS, and Muddapur U Optimization of fermentation culture conditions for alkaline lipase production by Bacillus flexus XJU-1. Current Trends Biotechnology and Pharmacy 2013 http://www.abap.co.in/optimization-fermentation-culture-conditions-alkaline-lipase-production-bacillus-flexus-xju-1
Asha R, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Purification and properties of pullulanase from Bacillus halodurans International Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2013 http://www.isca.in/IJBS/Archive/v2/i3/7.ISCA-IRJBS-2013-005.php
Saibabu V, Niyonzima FN, and More SS Isolation, partial purification and characterization of keratinase from Bacillus megaterium International Research Journal of Biological Sciences. 2013 http://www.isca.in/IJBS/Archive/v2/i2/3.ISCA-IRJBS-2012-204.pdf
Uday M M, Bennur RS, Veena SM, Niyonzima FN and More SS. Isolation and characterization of β-amylase from Penicillium nigricans BioTechnology: An Indian Journal 2013 https://www.tsijournals.com/abstract/isolation-and-characterization-of-amylase-from-penicillium-nigricans-1754.html
Niyonzima FN and More SS Screening and identification of a novel alkaline lipase producing bacterium International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2013 https://ijpbs.net/abstract.php?article=MjM1MA==