Dr. Katete has published widely in biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, biotechnology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Dr. Katete started his university education doing double majors in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Biotechnology, then continued with biochemistry and cell biology at MSc. He moved on to biophysics at MPhil and Ph.D., where he was introduced to calculus and physics used to solve protein structures and functions. Currently, his research focuses on structure-based drug/vaccine design.

    1. Rodrick Symon Katete, Given Kalonga, Magdah Ganashi, Ned Silavwe, Richard Mwenya, Photodynamic Therapy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, Advances in Biochemistry. Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022 , pp. 81-93. doi: 10.11648/j.ab.20221003.11

    2. Kalonga, G., Katete, R. S., Simfukwe, J. and Habanyama, A. (2022). Photon Characteristics and Behavior under Refractive Index. Journal of Advances in Physics, Vol 20 (1): 169-184. DOI:

    3. Kalonga, G., Habanyama, A., Silavwe, N. and Katete, R. S. (2022). Generation and Storage of Hydrogen Gas from Non-Metal and Metal Hydrides using Metal Complex Catalysts: A Review. International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 29-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20221101.14

    4. Lombe, A., Pamba, J., Kasali, G., Mwaanga, P. and Katete, R. S. (2021). The current trends in lead contamination in Zambian towns: save the innocents. EQA – International Journal of Environmental Quality, 45-46: 9-25.

    5. Katete, R. S., Sankar, R., Rajendran, R. and Kalonga, G. (2020). Website Ranking Estimation through Fuzzy Logical Hierarchy Process. UNNES Journal of Mathematics, 9 (1): 69-76.

    6. Given Kalonga, Rodrick Katete, Ededias, Richard Mwenya & Luke N. K. Zulu. (2020). Artificial Photosynthesis for Production of Hydrogen Gas for Fuel. To Physics Journal, 5, 138-151.

    7. John Pamba, Rajamuthu Rajendran, Rodrick S. Katete, Ravi Sankar, Given Kalonga (2020). Scrutinizing the Discrimination of African Senior Citizens through Linguistic Delphi Adapted Fuzzy Associative Memories. International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology, 60-71.

    8. Kalonga, G. & Katete, R. S. (2019). Student Model and Elimination of Examination Malpractices - The Zambian Case. The Journal of Educational Development, 7(1), 186 - 196.

    9. Rodney Hull, Rodrick Katete, Monde Ntwasa. (2012). Therapeutic potential of antimicrobial peptides from insects. Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 7(2): 31-47.

    10. Katete, R. S. (2012). Biophysical characterisation of the manganese transporter MntH from Enterococcus faecalis. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Sheffield, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Western Bank Library Thesis 16213, Sheffield, UK.

    11. Katete, R. S. (2008). Structural Basis of Transport Activity of Bacterial Membrane Proteins. MPhil Thesis - University of Sheffield, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Sheffield, UK

    12. Katete, R. S. (2006). Heterologous expression optimisation, solubilisation, refolding, purification and physicochemical characterisation of the recombinant c-Jun N-terminal Kinase 1. BSc Honours - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, School of Molecular and Cell Biology, Johannesburg, South African.

    13. Zulu, L. N. K. and Katete, R. S. (2022). Serological Evidence of Newcastle Disease in Unvaccinated Village Chickens in Selected Districts of Western and Southern Provinces of Zambia. Manuscript submitted.

    14. Katete, R. S. (2022). Photodynamic Therapy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer. Manuscript Accepted in the Journal of Advances in Biochemistry.

    15. Katete, R. S. (2022). Hypertension: Save Yourself. Working on the manuscripts.

    16. Katete, R. S. (2022). Structural Basis of Malaria Vaccine Design. Working on the manuscripts.


  1. Coronavirus touches Evolution’s Raw Nerve: Supremacy battle between RNA and DNA as Genomic Materials brings the planet Earth to a stand still April 21, 2020

  2. Trends in Improvement of Malaria Diagnosis and Biomarkers. August 30, 2019

  3. Biopharmaceutical Industry in Africa: History and Future Perspectives. August 22, 2019

  4. Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria. August 13, 2019

  5. Gene Drive as a tool to eradicate Malaria Disease in Africa: Africa's Perspectives. July 26, 2019

  6. Ebola Virus Disease: The Enemy at the Gates. July 11, 2019

  7. The Current Approaches to the Development of the Tuberculosis Vaccine. July 07, 2019

  8. The Efficacy of mRNA Vaccines against Human Diseases. September 11, 2021