Dr. Mark Wamalwa

 


Name:
Mark Wamalwa
Title/Qualifications:
DR. (PhD)
Department/Unit/Section:
Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Contact Address: P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100 Nairobi
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Position: Lecturer
Specialization: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Statistics
Position: Lecturer


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Research

My research interests focuses on conducting research for improved food and nutritional security; and environmental sustainability. In addition, I have special interest in elucidating host-pathogen interactions where I have been developing high throughput bioinformatics protocols including next generation sequencing data analysis to study diseases such as Maize Lethal Necrotic Disease (MLND) and sleeping sickness. Ongoing research is aimed at prediction of cross-species molecular interactions between Theileria parva and its bovine host (Bos taurus).

Conference Presentations

  • Mark Wamalwa, Francesca Stomeo, Jagger Harvey, Miano Douglas, Neil Boonham, Ian Adams, Dora Kilalo, Appolinaire Djikeng (2014). Pathogen Diversity in African Small Farming Systems for the Assessment of Food Security and the Improvement of African Agricultural Productivity. Plant & Animal Genome conference XXII, San Diego, California, USA.

  • Francesca Stomeo, Mark Wamalwa, Jagger Harvey, Miano Douglas, Neil Boonham, Ian Adams, Dora Kilalo, Appolinaire Djikeng (2014). A Computational Framework for High-throughput Virus Detection and Pathogen Discovery. Plant & Animal Genome conference XXII, San Diego, California, USA. 

  • Mark Wamalwa and Appolinaire Djikeng (2013). Enhancing Capacity of National Cassava Research Programs to Manage Viruses Effectively. Fourth Annual Meeting, Nampula, Mozambique, 23-25 October 2013.

  • Mark Wamalwa and Appolinaire Djikeng (2013). Enhancing Capacity of National Cassava Research Programs to Manage Viruses Effectively. Fourth Annual Meeting, Nampula, Mozambique, 23-25 October 2013. 

  • Francesca Stomeo, Mark Wamalwa, Jagger Harvey, Douglas W. Miano, Neil Boonham,Dora Kilalo, Ian Adams, Appolinaire Djikeng (2013). Plant virome ecology in African farming systems: A genomics and bioinformatics framework for high-throughput Virus detection and Pathogen Discovery. Regional workshop to develop a strategy for Maize lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) in Eastern and Central Africa. 21-23 August 2013, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Mark Wamalwa and Alan Christoffels, (2010). The transcriptome profile of Glossina morsitans morsitans: a vector for sleeping sickness. 22nd International CODATA Conference on Scientific Data and Sustainable Development. 24-27 October 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Mark Wamalwa and Alan Christoffels, (2009). Comparative genome analysis of Glossina morsitans transcriptome: a vector for sleeping sickness. Genome Informatics. Cold Spring Harbor. New York, USA.

  • Mark Wamalwa and Alan Christoffels, (2009). Comparative genomics analysis of Glossina morsitans transcriptome: vector for sleeping sickness. International Society for Computational Biology Africa ASBCB: Joint Conference on Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases. 30 Nov – 05 Dec 2009, Bamako, Mali.

Workshops Presentations

  • Resource person and presenter in the following Bioinformatics workshops:

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2014). The eBioKit Bioinformatics Workshop, Commission for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, National Center for Research, Sudan, December 1 - 6, 2014

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2014). The eBioKit Bioinformatics Workshop University of Buea; Cameroon, October 27 - 31, 2014.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2014). Next generation sequencing Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop. August 18th-29th, 2014, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2014). Introduction to molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Training Workshop BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya May 5-16, 2014.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2013). Metagenomics and Next generation sequencing Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop. 7th-18th October, 2013, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2013). Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) workshop. A collaboration between Cornell University’s Institute for Genomic Diversity and ICRISAT Funded by BREAD (Basic Research to Enable Agriculture Development). 6th–9th August, 2013. BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2013). Next Generation Sequencing Technologies and Application to Infectious Diseases, BecA-ILRI Hub/JCVI/NIAID Training Workshop. 22nd-28th August 2013, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2013). Introduction to Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Workshop. 6th-17th May 2013, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi,
    Kenya.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2005). The second WHO/NIH/TDR training course on Functional Genomics of Insect Vectors of Human Diseases. October 26 - November 10, 2005, the African Center for Training in Functional genomics of insect vectors of human diseases (AFRO VECTGEN), Bamako, Mali.

  • Mark Wamalwa et al., (2004). Facilitator for the Bioinformatics workshop held under the Biochemical Society of Kenya (BSK) umbrella and sponsored by the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) held at the Computer Science Department, Egerton University, Njoro Campus, Nakuru Kenya from 6-8 September 2004.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Watanabe J, Hattori M, Berriman M, Lehane MJ, Hall N, Solano P, Aksoy S, Hide W, Touré Y, Attardo GM, Darby AC, Toyoda A, Hertz-Fowler C, Larkin DM, Cotton JA, Watanabe J, Sanders MJ, Swain MT, Hattori M, Berriman M, Quail MA, Inoue N, Ravel S, Taylor TD, Srivastava TP, Sharma V, Warren W, Wilson RK, Suzuki Y, Lawson D, Hughes DS, Megy K, Masiga DK, Mireji PO, Attardo GM, Hansen IA, Van Den Abbeele J, Benoit JB, Bourtzis K, Lehane MJ, Aksoy S, Masiga DK, Obiero GF, Robertson HM, Jones JW, Zhou JJ, Field LM, Friedrich M, Mireji PO, Nyanjom SR, Telleria EL, Caljon G, Van Den Abbeele J, Ribeiro JM, Acosta-Serrano A, Benoit JB, Ooi CP, Rose C, Price DP, Haines LR, Lehane MJ, Christoffels A, Sim C, Pham DQ, Denlinger DL, Geiser L, Omedo IA, Benoit JB, Winzerling JJ, Peyton JT, Marucha KK, Jonas M, Meuti ME, Rawlings ND, Mireji PO, Zhang Q, Macharia RW, Michalkova V, Dashti ZJ, Baumann AA, Gäde G, Marco HG, Hansen IA, Caers J, Schoofs L, Riehle MA, Hu W, Tu Z, Tarone AM, Malacrida AR, Kibet CK, Benoit JB, Scolari F, Attardo GM, Koekemoer JJ, Willis J, Gomulski LM, Falchetto M, Scott MJ, Fu S, Sze SH, Luiz T, Weiss B, Walshe DP, Wang J, Benoit JB, Attardo GM, Wamalwa M, Mwangi S, Aksoy S, Ramphul UN, Snyder AK, Brelsfoard CL, Thomas GH, Tsiamis G, Bourtzis K, Arensburger P, Rio RV, Macdonald SJ, Panji S, Kruger A, Christoffels A, Benkahla A, Balyeidhusa AS, Msangi A, Ooi CP, Okoro CK, Masiga DK, Stephens D, Walshe DP, Stanley EJ, Mpondo F, Wamwiri F, Mramba F, Attardo GM, Siwo G, Obiero GF, Githinji G, Harkins G, Murilla G, Lehväslaiho H, Malele I, Koekemoer JJ, Auma JE, Kinyua JK, Ouma J, Watanabe J, Megy K, Okedi L, Manga L, Jonas M, Wamalwa M, Aslett M, Koffi M, Berriman M, Lehane MJ, Gaunt MW, Makgamathe M, Hall N, Mulder N, Manangwa O, Abila PP, Wincker P, Mireji PO, Gregory R, Rio RV, Bateta R, Sakate R, Aksoy S, Ommeh S, Lehane S, Nyanjom SR, Imanishi T, Taylor TD, Osamor VC, Sharma V, Hide W,
    Kawahara Y, Benoit JB. (2014). Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis. Science. 2014 Apr 25; 344(6182): 380-6.

  • Hawkins E, Kock R, McKeever D, Gakuya F, Musyoki C, Chege SM, Mutinda M, Kariuki E, Davidson Z, Low B, Skilton RA, Njahira MN, Wamalwa M, Maina E. (2015). Prevalence of Theileria Equi and Babesia Caballi as well as the Identification of associated Ticks in Sympatric Grevy’s Zebras (Equus Grevyi) and Donkeys (Equus Africanus Asius) in Northern Kenya. J Wildl Dis. 2015 Jan; 51(1): 137-47. PMID:
    25380362.

  • Desta AF, Assefa F, Leta S, Stomeo F, Wamalwa M, Njahira M, Appolinaire D. (2014) Microbial Community Structure and Diversity in an Integrated System of Anaerobic- Aerobic Reactors and a Constructed Wetland for the Treatment of Tannery Wastewater in Modjo, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 9(12): e115576. PMID: 25541981.

  • Otieno OD, Onguso JM, Matazyoh LG, Onyango C, Wamalwa M, Wanjala BW, Jagger H. Genetic diversity of Kenyan native oyster mushroom (Pleurotus). Mycologia 2014 13- 186. PMID: 25344263

  • T.C. Keambou, B.A. Hako, S. Ommeh, C. Bembide, E.P. Ngono, Y. Manjeli, F. Wamonje, Nzuki , B. Wanjala, M. Wamalwa, C.Y. Cho, R.A. Skilton and A. Djikeng, 2014. Genetic Diversity of the Cameroon Indigenous Chicken Ecotypes. International Journal of Poultry Science, 13: 279-291.

  • Semegni, J. Y., Wamalwa, M., Gaujoux, R., Harkins, G. W., Gray, A., & Martin, D. P. (2011). NASP: a parallel program for identifying evolutionarily conserved nucleic acid secondary structures from nucleotide sequence alignments. Bioinformatics, 27(17), 2443- 2445.

  • Pretorius A., Mandeep K., Wamalwa M., Moegamat F. F., Magbubah E., Vladimir B. and Jasper R. (2011). Functional analysis and characterization of the human RBBP6 promoters using molecular biology and in silico approaches. J.bio.

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