Name: Muchemi Kariuki Peterson

Title/Qualification: Msc, PhD Up to date….

Department: Plant Sciences

Designation/Position:Tutorial Fellow

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Contact Address: 0726450393

Area of Specialization:

-Genetics

-Plant Breeding

Research Interests:

-Genetics

-Plant breeding and Molecular Biology

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6452-4792

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  1.1.2 Academic & Professional Qualifications

- Kenyatta University (KU), Nairobi , Kenya

PhD  Genetics to Date..

- Kenyatta University (KU), Nairobi , Kenya

Master of Science Biotechnology

- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi

Bachelor of Science Botany and Biotechnology,

1.1.3 Employment History

  • 2020-To Date Tutorial Fellow-Kenyatta University
  • 2019 –Senior Technician- Kenyatta University
  • 2014-2019- Technician –Kenyatta University
  • 2015-2018- Part-Time Lecturer Tangaza University CTIE Institute of Saint Mary University of Minnona Minesota United State of America (USA)
  • 2013-2-2014-Sasumua High School Nyandarua
  • 2012-2013- Part-Time Lecturer and Researcher, Technical University of Mombasa, Plant Biosystematic and Genetics Laboratory
  • 2010-2012- Kirima High School

 

  • Conference/Seminar Papers/Publications
  1. K. S Kimaru , K. P Muchemi & J. W Mwangi  (2020) Effects of anthracnose disease on avocado production in Kenya, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6:1, 1799531: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2020.1799531
  2. Muchemi, PK., Kamau, J.W., Nchore, S. B, Mathew P. N, Kimaru, S.K.Mwangi. JW, Joyce.W, Florence. M. 2019. Genetic Response of Selected Maize Germplasm Screening for MLND Resistance in Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  3. Muchemi, PK, Kamau, J.W., Nchore, S. B, Mathew P. N, Kimaru, S.K., Mwangi, JW., Waithira, J.,Munguti, F. 2019. The relationship between level of education, Farmers varietal prevalence, control and distribution of Maize Lethal Necrosis in Bomet County. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  4. Muchemi, PK., Kamau,JW., Nchore, S. B, Omwoyo, RO., Kimaru, SK., Mathew, PN. 2019. The use of low Tissue Culture Technology towards food sustainability in Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  5. Muchemi PK, Kamau, JW., Shem, B.N., Mathew. PN. Omwoyo, RO., Kimaru, SK., 2018. The use of low Tissue Culture Technology towards food sustainability in Kenya. RUFORUM Biennial Conference.
  6. Muchemi Peterson, Joseph Kamau, Emily Wabuyele (2018). The Effects of Invasive Plants in East Africa and its Wild Beauty Beast. RUFORUM Biennial
  7. Morris Muthini, Mercy Muindi, Muchemi Peterson (2018). Symbiotic Efficiency of Native Rhizobia Nodulating Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in soils of Eastern Regions of Kenya. RUFORUM Biennial
  8. Muchemi Peterson, Joseph Kamau, Mathew Piero, Shem Nchore and J. Mwangi (2018) The currents status of Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease in Nyandarua County, Kenya, Horticultural Association of Kenya
  9. Jiveri Bonface1, Adhiambo Brendah1, Kahindo John2,  Dianah Kwanyi1, Malala Bonface3 and Muchemi Peterson2 (2015).  Bio-alkanol gel as a form of renewable energy. National Science Council
  10. Muchemi Peterson (2015). Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of DHO4 and SC DUMA 43 maize genotypes at coastal region of Kenya. Master of Science Thesis submitted to Kenyatta University,
  11. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. Potential of Lubricating Oil (MGALO) and organic bio-fertilizer production from Marine Green Algae (patent No.KE/UM/2012/00295. Applied Research &Innovation for Development.
  12. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. Bio-alkanol gel as a form of renewable energy. Kabianga University 2nd Annual Postgraduate Conference, 17 – 18 December, 2013, Main Campus, Kabianga. Theme:”Crossing Boundaries: Critical Debates in Quality Postgraduate Research”
  13. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. Potential of Lubricating Oil (MGALO) and organic bio-fertilizer production from Marine Green Algae (patent No.KE/UM/2012/00295). Sustainable Dev.
  14. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. Potential of Lubricating Oil (MGALO) and organic bio-fertilizer production from Marine Green Algae (patent No.KE/UM/2012/00295). Global Development.
  15. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. Potential of Lubricating Oil (MGALO) and organic bio-fertilizer production from Marine Green Algae (patent No.KE/UM/2012/00295). African Green Rev.
  16. Jiveri B, Muchemi P, Mwadime L, Malala B. International Conference on Integrated Ecosystem and Water Management in the Lake Victoria Basin: “From Science To Integrated Socio-Economic Development” held at Maseno University, Kisumu Hotel from 3rd -6th February 2015
  17. Muchemi P, Mwadime L, A Jalemba Mgutu, S Anami, J Mwangi, Malala B and Jiveri B. (2014). Somatic Embryogenesis and Regeneration of SC DUMA 43 and DHO4 Maize: Genotypes Adapted to Arid, Semi Arid and Coastal Ecosystems of Kenya in“Bridging the gap between society, science and industry” 1st African Green Revolution Students Conference & 14th workshop on sustainable horticulture in the tropics: 1st - 5th December, Kenyatta University, Nairobi- Kenya. Abstract pp 71
  18. Mwadime L, Muchemi P, A Jalemba Mgutu, S Anami. (2013). Independent somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of PHO4 and DK831 Coastal genotyeps.”The JKUAT Scientific Technological and industrialization Conference and Exhibition.”
  19. Mwadime L, Muchemi P, A Jalemba Mgutu, S Anami. (2013). Independent somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of PHO4 and DK831 Coastal genotypes. “2nd The Biosafety Annual Conference at KICC”
  • Workshops/Short Courses Training
  1. Ongoing-COIL-Training on international collaboration of Global University Staff for enhancing research exchange-UNIVERSITY DELASALLE-MEXICO
  2. Trainer of trainee-New modern methods of teaching online students-COLECP with collaboration with Department of Plant Sciences
  3. The scientific methods of Certified Potatoes seeds Production in Kenya- KEPHIS POTATOES RESEARCHERS AND STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP-2019
  4. The Role of Tissue Culture, Aeroponic, Hydroponic and Apical grafting toward mass production of Certified Irish Potato seeds in Kenya- KEPHIS 2019 Oct
  5. Training and Networking on Dissemination Strategies and Statistical Data Analysis-Hortilinlea Diversifying Agricultural Food Systems, DAAD, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  6. Molecular Biology Tools for Research in Plant Agriculture-Inqaba Biotec
  7. Scientific Communication and Publishing-DAAD and Training Centre in Communication
  8. Leadership Coaching a Tool for effective communication and Community Training-Tangaza University and DePaul University
  9. Leading Community Change: The Challenge- Tangaza University and DePaul University
  10. Workplace and Community Coaching for Organizational Performance- Tangaza University and DePaul University
  11. Training Workshop at Tangaza University and DePaul University on Proposal and Grant writing
  12. Training on modern molecular tools toward striga elimination in Africa-Kenyatta University
  13. Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and Export (KSTCIE) Stakeholders Conference-Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS)
  14. Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and Export (KSTCIE)- Ministry of Agriculture-Nov 2017
  15. Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and Export (KSTCIE)- KEPHIS Sept 2017
  16. Kenya Standing Technical Committee on Imports and Export (KSTCIE)- KEPHIS Feb 2017
  17. Sensitization seminar on funding opportunity with IFS Kenyatta University - 2015
  18. National Debate on effect of banning GMO, s Food production and Consumptions in Kenya at Kenyatta University.
  19. Work Ethics, Setting, Marking examinations, Teaching methodology, Innovation,   Research in modern teaching environments, E-Learning and use of ICT in teaching Sciences (SMASSE)-Magomano Girls High School
  20. Conference on Ecological Biodiversity at National Museum Kenya-2010

 

 

1.3 Research

-Somatic Embryogenesis of Maize Germplasm in Coastal Region, Kenya

-Molecular Characterization of Kenyan Maize Germplasm- Ongoing

-Maize Breeding for MLND Resistant- Ongoing

-Bio-fertilizers Trials ongoing

 

1.4 Funded Projects

Organization

Academic/Research

Year

DAAD-Germany

Research Grant Maize Breeding

2018-Date

Kenyatta University

Academic Award for RUFORUM Exhibition

2018

DAAD-Germany

Research Maize

2016-2017

DAAD-Germany

Research Maize

2017-2018

DAAD-Germany

Academic Maize

2016-2018

Kenyatta University

Training KEMRI

2017

 

 

1.7 Professional/Consultancy (Editor/Peer review in journals, Networks/Collaborations, External Examiner, Patents)

- Biofertilizer and Plant Breeding

1.8 Community Service and Other Engagements

  1. 2018-Date-PATRON-KENYATTA UNIVERSITY NYANDARUA STUDENTS
  2. Academic motivator to High Schools and Young People
  3. Board Member Health( Treasurer)- Shalom PCEA-Tumaini Parish
  4. Deacon Shalom PCEA

 

2.1.2 Other administrative positions Held

  1. Committee member, Departmental Time-Tabling Team
  2. Committee member, Departmental Undergraduate and Postgraduate Seminars Organiser
  3. Committee member, Research and Linkages committee- Secretary
  4. Committee member, Library, Archive & Herbarium
  5. Committee member, Staff Welfare Committee
  6. Library and Archive-member
  7. Assistant Secretary-Departmental Board Meeting