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Ms. Molly Mombeshora


MSc Biotechnology (2015) [University of Zimbabwe] BSc Hons Applied Biology and Biochemistry (2005) [NUST, Zimbabwe]

Academic Appointments:


Research Interests:

Biochemical Pharmacology
Drug targets
Sources of bioactive compounds
Toxicology of phytochemicals

Faculty: Science
Department: Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Research Category: Biochemistry

Phone: +263242303211

1. Mombeshora, M., Chi, G. F., & Mukanganyama, S. (2021). Antibiofilm Activity of Extract and a Compound Isolated from Triumfetta welwitschii against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochemistry Research International, 2021.
2. Mashezha, R., Mombeshora, M., & Mukanganyama, S. (2020). Effects of Tormentic Acid and the Extracts from Callistemon citrinus on the Production of Extracellular Proteases by Staphylococcus aureus. Biochemistry research international, 2020.
3. Kamurai, B., Mombeshora, M., & Mukanganyama, S. (2020). Repurposing of Drugs for Antibacterial Activities on Selected ESKAPE Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. International Journal of Microbiology, 2020.
4. Makopa, M., Mangiza, B., Banda, B., Mozirandi, W., Mombeshora, M., & Mukanganyama, S. (2020). Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antidiabetic Effects of Leaf Extracts from Persea americana Mill.(Lauraceae). Biochemistry Research International, 2020.
5. Mombeshora, M., & Mukanganyama, S. (2019). Antibacterial activities, proposed mode of action and cytotoxicity of leaf extracts from Triumfetta welwitschii against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 19(1), 1-12.
6. Mtisi B, Mombeshora M and Mukanganya S. (2018) Inhibition of biofilm formation in Candida albicans and Candida krusei by Combretum zeyheri leaf extracts. Journal of Bacteriology and Mycology (2018), 5(3):1068
7. Mombeshora, M., & Mukanganyama, S. (2017). Development of an accumulation assay and evaluation of the effects of efflux pump inhibitors on the retention of chlorhexidine digluconate in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. BMC research notes, 10(1), 1-9.

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

DAAD In-country Scholarship Programme Zimbabwe October 2016- November 2019)
SASBMB-FASBMB Travel grant (July 2018)

Awards & Achievements:

CSC Best Final Year Project (2005)

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

Treasurer BMBSZ
Committee member NAPRECA

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