Wycliff Maina Karanja

Lead Scientist, Africa Technical Research Centre, Vector Health International

Wycliffe Karanja heads the Analytical unit. He holds an MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from Kenyatta University and joined the Centre in July 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience having worked with Chemotryp a GTZ funded project that was involved in development of novel drugs for trypanosomiasis, Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute and Kenya agricultural Research Institute.

His area of specialization is development/optimization and validation of analytical methods for determination of active ingredients in test formulations. He has developed and published an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method for determination of diminazene aceturate in body tissues and fluids. He has published in peer reviewed journals and given presentations in international conferences. He is a member of the Kenya Chemical Society.