Postgraduate research topics

On-going PhD research projects

  1. Metagenomic and Metatranscriptomic analysis of Bacterial, Archaeal and Fungal communities within the hot springs of L. Magadi in Kenya.
    Student name: Anne Kelly kambura
  2. Biodiversity and Biogeography of fungi within the hot springs of soda lakes in Kenya.
    Student name: Salano Odilia
  3. Prokaryotic diversity and thermozymes from thermophilic bacteria from hot springs in Eritrea.
    Student name: Amanuel Menghes
  4. Management of Striga hermonthica through Bioprospection of Biocontrol microbes in maize fields and overexpressing of P efficient genes in maize.
    Student name: Johnstone Neondo
  5. Distribution, Molecular Characterization and seed transmission rate of viruses causing Maize Lethal Necrosis disease in Kenya.
    Student name: Francis Machabe Mwatuni
  6. Use of DNA forensics as a tool for conservation of the endangered rothschild (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi ) giraffe in Kenya.
    Student name: David Mbugua
  7. Potential of endophytic microorganisms in promoting crop adaptations to Biotic and Abiotic stress. Student name:Priscillar Mumo Mutungi
  8. Plant Parasitic nematodes associated with rice and resistance response of rice to meloidogyne. Student name:Namu J Samuel
  9. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Eritrean Pepper (Capsicum spp.) and Production of F1 Hybrids for Improved Yield and Quality.
    Student name:Brhan Kblar Saleh   

On-going MSc. research projects

  1. In vitro development of high quality and low coast strategy/protocol for regeneration of farmer’s preferred cassava varieties in Tanzania.
    Student name:Kidulile Edward
  2. The genetic background and functional polymorphisms of a candidate gene for drought tolerance of   indigenous   chickens   in   Kenya.
    Student name: Grace Kennedy
  3. Bacterial diversity in the midgut of lab-reared and field-collected Anopheles gambiae and Culex quinquennial  mosquito vectors in Ahero, Kenya. Student name: Mwaringa Mwandondo