Vice Rector Academics

Position   : Vice-Rector Academics
Firstname : Dr. NIYONZIMA NIYONGABO
Lastname : François
Tel           : 07 88 53 66 10
E-mail       : niyofra@yahoo.com

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 factor 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 Journal of Food Biochemistry and Journal of Basic Microbiology.