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/Dr Michael Bhebhe
Dr Michael Bhebhe

Position: Lecturer

Department: Biochemistry
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  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)
  • Certificate in Project Management (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)
  • PhD Biochemistry
  • Project Management, UZ
  • Sign Language, MSU

Research Interests

  • Phytochemistry
  • Toxicology

Publications & Conference Proceedings                            

  • Muchuweti, M., Matongo, N., Benhura, M. A. N., Bhebhe, M., Kasiyamhuru, A., & Chipurura, B. (2011, June). Nutritional composition of Parinari curatellifolia fruit and a jam made from the pulp of the fruit: an untapped resource. In II International Symposium on Underutilized Plant Species: Crops for the Future-Beyond Food Security 979 (pp. 621-624).
  • Chipurura, B., Muchuweti, M., & Bhebhe, M. (2011, June). An Assessment of the Phenolic Content, Composition and Antioxidant Capacity of Selected Indigenous Vegetables of Zimbabwe. In II International Symposium on Underutilized Plant Species: Crops for the Future-Beyond Food Security 979 (pp. 611-620)
  • Muchuweti, M.,  Bhebhe, M., Chipurura, B., Kasiyamhuru, A. and Chitindingu, K. Determination of Profiles, Antioxidant Activity and Quantity of Phenolic Compounds in Bambara Nut (Vigna subterranea) Varieties Found in Zimbabwe.(2013). The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology. 7 (1): 25-31
  • Chitindingu, K., Chitindingu, J. J., Benhura, M. A., Marume, A., Mutingwende, I., Bhebhe, M., & Muchuweti, M. (2012). Antioxidant capacity of bioactive compounds extracted from selected wild and domesticated cereals of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Biochemistry Research6(5), 62-68.
  •  Nyasha Chakuma, Batsirai Chipurura, Maud Muchuweti, Kudakwashe Chitindingu, Michael Bhebhe & Lameck Chagonda (2015) Total Phenolic Content, Free Radical Scavenging and Antioxidant Potential of Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl Bark and Root Extracts, Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature, 5:1, 71-77.
  • M. Bhebhe, B. Chipurura and M. Muchuweti (2015). Determination and comparison of phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity of selected local Zimbabwean herbal teas with exotic Aspalathus linearis. South African Journal of Botany, 100: 213–218.
  • Bhebhe, M., Füller, T. N., Chipurura, B., & Muchuweti, M. (2016). Effect of Solvent Type on Total Phenolic Content and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Black Tea and Herbal Infusions. Food Analytical Methods, 1-8.
  • Idah Katendema1, Tafadzwa Taderera1*, Batsirai Chipurura2, Michael Bhebhe3, Kudakwashe Chitindingu3, 4and Maud Muchuweti3 (2015). Heavy metal accumulation in selected medicinal plants. Journal of Applied Sciences In Southern Africa (JASSA). Vol 21; 2, 2015
  • Chipurura Batsirai, Michael Bhebhe and Maud Muchuweti (2016). Nutritional content, phenolic compounds composition and antioxidant activities of yoghurt enriched with baobab pulp (Adansonia digitata). Nutrafoods, 15: 61-69.
  • Peter Uchenna Amadi1 , Emmanuel Nnabugwu Agomuo, Chiamaka Adumekwe and Bhebhe Michael,  (2020) Vascular effects of avocado seed glycosides during diabetes-induced endothelial damage,Cardiovascular and hematological disorders-Drug Targets , in press

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