Francis Mulaa is the team leader of a BioInnovate Africa-supported project that is using novel enzymes for eco-friendly processing of hides and skins into leather. He is a professor of biochemistry and the principal in the College of Biological and Physical Science at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
He has held various board and committee memberships, and is currently a member of the Africa Union taskforce on Science Technology and Innovations for COVID-19 interventions. He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals, conferences symposia, book chapters and biosensor research, and has supervised both graduate and post-graduate students. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry at Obafemi Awolowo University, ILE – IFE, Nigeria; a master of science degree from the Department of Biochemistry at University of Nairobi, Kenya; and a master in science degree from the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry at Donestk State University, USSR.