CFK Funded Grad Student Gets MUST Masters Degree | The Council for Frontiers of Knowledge

CFK Funded Grad Student Gets MUST Masters Degree

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The Council for Frontiers of Knowledge, CFK, is again pleased to announce that another CFK funded Masters student, Ms. Victoria Katawera, has been awarded (2014) a Master of Science Degree in Medical Microbiology of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. Ms. Katawera's illustrious research focused on "Evaluation of Bacteriostatic and Bactericidal Activity of Potential Antimicrobial Compounds on Mycobacterium Tuberculosis". She assessed the antimicrobial activity of eighteen NQ compounds on sensitive and resistant strains of M. Tuberculosis. Using Resazurin Microtier Assay, the Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) of the compounds and their interaction with Rifampicin and Isoniazid was determined. Minimum Bacterial Concentrations (MBC) and selection of resistant mutants were obtained using Middlebrook 7H11 agar.

CFK congratulates Ms. Victoria Katewera upon her well-deserved Masters achievement and wishes her the very best in her great career and PhD study pursuits in the US and Belgium, which will help enhance the much-needed capacity in the capacity-deficient health service sector on the African continent.