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Andrew Siwela

Associate Professor
Applied Biology and Biochemistry
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Andrew Siwela

Biography

Andrew Siwela is a Associate Professor in the department of Applied Biology and Biochemistry in the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.

Research Interest

Metabolism, toxicity, carcinogenicity and prevalence of aflatoxins; Environmental toxicology; pesticide and heavy metal contamination of aquatic flora and fauna; study of antioxidant enzymes as a function of pollution and parasitic infections; Bioconversion of B-carotene to vitamin A in vivo and in vitro and Composition and levels of amino acids in local foodstuffs and feeds.

Publications

  • Siwela, A.H. and Caley, A.D. (1989). Aflatoxin contamination of stored groundnuts in Zimbabwe. In Summary and Recommendations of the International Workshop on aflatoxin control of groundnut, 6 - 9 Oct. 1987, ICRISAT Centre, India. pp 9. (Abstract Only)4) 4)Siwela, A.H. and Caley, A.D. (1989). Aflatoxin contamination of stored groundnuts in Zimbabwe. In: Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut. Proceedings of the International Workshop, 6-9 Oct. 1987, ICRISAT Centre,Patancheru, AP 502324, India. pp 59-63.

  • Hasler, J.A., Siwela, A.H., Nyathi, C.B. and Chetsanga, C.J. (1986). The effect of schistosomiasis on the activation of aflatoxin B1. Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology, (USA) 51: 421 - 423.

  • Siwela, A.H. (1985). Quantitative amino acid analysis of extracted soyabean meal hydrolysates by Ion Exchange Chromatography. Zimbabwe Agricultural Journal, 82 :161-163

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