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Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae.
In this episode, he talks about growing up in Nakuru and moving to Nairobi to study chemistry at the Technical University of Kenya which came with its own struggles.
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