Food Microbiology

Students in the microbiology lab

This section mainly trains students on food quality assurance, food safety and products development. It is a very important section in the department which attracts a lot of research and post graduate students. In this section students put what they learn in class into practice during their practicals, projects and research in preparation for their thesis. Staff in this section are usually very busy as clients from food Industry and individuals bring in food samples for quality checks and also safety of their food products. Some of the products produced by the undergraduate students find their way to the Nairobi International Trade Fair show and student symposium, the products are mainly the pineapple banana and plum wine produced during their food fermentation and biotechnology practicals.

Courses Covered by the section are:
  1. General Microbiology
  2. Food microbiology
  3. Food Enzymology
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Food fermentation