The University resumed its weekly Public Lecture Program,in the month of September 2019,3 public lectures were held attracting huge turn ups.

The Lecturers resumed on 11th September 2019 with a Lecture on “Laboratory Safety Guidelines” by George Kwesiga, a PHD candidate, Organic Synthesis Chemistry, University of Potsdam- Germany.

According to Kwesiga, 85% accidents occurring in Labs are caused by human errors therefore it is important to install the following basic accessories in the Laboratory, Emergency Exit,alarm systems,fire extinguishers,respiratory protection masks,eye/ body showers first aid rooms and cabinets.

This was followed with a Lecture on “Materials through Ages” by Dr.Panzi Emma Mukhokosi of the Department of Physics-Muni highlighting developments in the field of Material Science, starting from rudimentary tools used in the stone ages to modern nanoscience/nanotechnology. The Lecture that happened on 18th September 2019 was intended to open up discussions for possible research areas in the field of material Science.

A third Lecture was conducted on 25th Sept 2019 by AmaguPaulino of the Dep’t of Chemistry- Faculty of Science, Muni University in the field of Natural Products Chemistry titled “Characterisation of Anthocyanins from flowers of Stachytarphetaurticifolia”.

Anthocyanins are polyphenolic compounds associated with colours like pink, red, violet, and dark blue in many fruits, flowers, leaves, vegetables. They are natural organic chemical substances bio synthesised by a living organism and belong to the group of natural products called flavonoids which are indispensable components in a variety of nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medicinal and cosmetic applications. This is because of their anti-oxidative, anti inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic properties which help in disease prevention, capacity to modulate key cellular enzyme function, biological activity and contribution of vibrant color to the foods we eat.

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