Nkurunziza jean Baptiste

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Published Papers : 

(1) Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, Pierre Dukuziyaturemye, Edith Musabwa and Balakrishna
Kalluraya, 2021, Facile Synthesis, Characterization and in Silico Docking Studies of Novel
Thiazolidine-2,4-Dione-Based Mannich Base Bearing Furan/Thiophene Moiety as Promising
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Rwanda Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology and
Environment, 4 (1), 1-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/rjeste.v4i1.5 (2) Edith Musabwa, Pierre Dukuziyaturemye, Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, Gelas Muse Simiyu, Kipkorir Kiptoo, 2021, Influence of Ammonium Sulphate from anaerobic pasteurization digester latrines (APDLs) effluent on soil pH, Rwanda Journal of Engineering, Science, Technology and Environment, 4 (1), 1-9, https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/rjeste.v4i1.7 (3). Celestin Ngendabanga, Pascal Nsanzimana, Faustin Nduwayezu, Violette Umuhoza, Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, 2021. Effect of smart classroom on learners’ performance in organic chemistry: A case study of senior five students in Kicukiro district- Rwanda, GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021-08-30 | journal-article DOI: 10.30574/gscbps.2021.16.2.0251, 16(02), 204–211 (4). Pascal Nsanzimana, Celestin Ngendabanga, Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, 2021. Investigation of constraints faced by teaching and learning of chemistry in Nyarugenge district secondary schools: Quest for quality improvement. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021- 08-30. DOI: 10.30574/gscbps.2021.16.2.0222, 16(02), 110–121. (5). Janvier Mukiza, Henrik Braband, Robin Bolliger, Olivier Blacque, Roger Alberto, Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, 2021, A novel benzoylthiourea derivative with a triazinethione moiety: Synthesis and coordination with the organometallic fac-[Re(CO)3]+ core, Inorganica Chimica Acta 516 (2021) 120116, 1-6. 6. Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, Balakrishna Kalluraya and Desta Gebretekle, 2020, Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Novel Series of Triazolyl Schiff Bases Bearing Thiazole Moiety and their S-Derivatives, Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 2020, 9 (4): 556- 565. (7). Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza and Balakrishna Kalluraya, 2018, Synthesis and characterization of novel series of 1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives of anilinoacetic acids as promising antioxidant agents, Arc Org and Inorg Chem Sci, 2 (2): 1-6. (8). Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza and Balakrishna Kalluraya, 2016, Synthesis, characterization and antioxidant evaluation of a novel series of chalcone derivatives bearing 2-hydroxyquinoline moiety, Der Pharma Chemica, 8 (5):167-172. (9). Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza and Balakrishna Kalluraya, 2016, Synthesis, characterization and
antioxidant property of novel series of thiazole based chalcones carrying thiophene/furan
derivatives, Indian J. Heterocyclic Chem., 26 (01&02): 069-074. (10). Théoneste Muhizi, Jean Paul Sinumvayo, Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza, Stéphane Grelier and Véronique Coma, 2011, Antibacterial activity assessment of different crude extracts obtained from the leaves of Caesalpinia decapitala grown in Rwanda, Rwanda Journal, Volume 24 Series E 2011: Agricultural Sciences.

Brief profile: 
Dr Jean Baptiste Nkurunziza is a Lecturer of Chemistry at UR-CE. He holds a BSc (Chemistry) from the former National University of Rwanda, an MSc (Biochemistry) from Jain University (India) and a PhD degree in Chemistry from Mangalore University (India), a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the former Kigali Institute of Education. He has been an academic staff member of the UR-CE since 2009. His specialisation is synthetic and medicinal chemistry. His research interest lies in the synthesis of novel bioactive compounds and science education pertaining to the integration of ICT in Science education. He is an associate member of the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) at the URCE.
Research Area: 
Chemistry: Organic synthesis and Chemistry Education