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Mr. Joel Onyango Khobondo

 

 

Mr.ir.Joel Onyango Khobondo

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Tel: +254 51 221 7737

Mobile: +254 705067382

Fax: +254 51 211 1113

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EDUCATION

 

2014 - On Going

Doctor of Philosophy, Animal Breeding and Genetics

Egerton University, Kenya.

BecA – ILRI - HUB

2012

Master in Animal science

Major: Animal Breeding and Genetics

Minor: Adaptation Physiology(Immunology section)

Wageningen University and Research Centre

2011

MSc (Immunology)

Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2005

BSc (Animal production)

Egerton University, Kenya.

1996

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Miwani High School,

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Animal breeding and Genetics;

Metagenomics,Genomics, Bioinformatics, Immunogenetics, Breeding value estimation, Breeding programme design and implementation, Statistical modeling, Livestock management and production

Immunology;

Molecular, clinical, cellular immunology

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Sno

Tittle

Date

Awarding Body

1

Data Management

6 -10 March 2017

BecA-ILRI Hub

University of Liverpool

2

Natural Resources Management, Agriculture information and Communication Management, Agricultural Biodiversity

21-25 June 2016

Egerton University

3

Development of Competency Based curricula

October 2012 -April 2016

Egerton University

Dronten University of Applied Sciences

4

Animal Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

30May - 10June 2016

BecA-ILRI Hub

5

Genomics selection in livestock

1 – 9 February 2016

Egerton University

6

Design and implementation of breeding programs for smallholder poultry farmers

28 September – October 2015

ILRI-Adis Ababa

Wageningen University and Research Centre

7

Goat Management

3 – 14 November 2014

Egerton University

Langston University

8

Dairy value Chain management, Competence based learning in higher Education, Participatory Approaches

27 July – 2 August 2014

Egerton University

9

Getting started with ASReml

3 February 2012

Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences

10

Good Clinical and Laboratory practices (GCLP)

2007

Kenya medical Research Institute

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Aug 2014- Date

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University.

Community Extension and Outreach

Research

Mar 2009 – Feb 2014.

Lecturer, Dept. of Animal Production, Dairy Training Institute, Naivasha.

Outreach to farmers

2006 – 2008

Graduate intern at Kenya Medical Research Institute [KEMRI]. Centre for Virus Research.

May - August 2002

Internship at International Livestock Research Institute [ILRI].

 


PUBLICATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

 

MOST RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Joel Khobondo, Ramadhan Mwakubambanya, ChrilukovianWasikeand AlexanderKahi (2016). Variation and Repeatability of Natural Antibodies Against Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin of Indigenous Chicken of Kenya. Genomics and Applied Biology, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 1.

2.

Joel O. Khobondo, Mike G.B. Nieuwland, Laura E. Webb, Eddie A.M. Bokkers and Henk K. Parmentier (2015): Natural (auto) antibodies in calves are affected by age and diet, Veterinary Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01652176.2015.1009657.

3.

Khobondo, J.O,Okeno, T.O and Kahi A.K. (2015). Genomic composition are determinants of Codon usage in the porcine genome, African Journal of Biotechnology,14(4),341-349, DIO: 105897/AJB 2014. 14110.

4.

Khobondo, J.O, OkenoT.O., Lihare, G.O.,Wasike, C.Band Kahi A.K. (2014). The past, present and future genetic improvement of indigenous chicken of Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources, 55, 125–135. © Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, DIO:10.1017/S2078633614000332.

5

J O KhobondoA K Kahi T K Muasya S Miyumo T O Okeno C K Wasike RMwakubambanya and A K Kingori . Genetic and Nutrition development of indigenous chicken in Africa developing countries. Accepted in Livestock Research for Rural Development

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

6.

Khobondo J.O and KahiA.K .2015.Exploitation of variation of indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya. Proceedings of the 9TH Egerton University International conference, March 2015, Egerton University, Kenya.

7

Khobondo Joel,Mungai Gabriel, Laurent Frantz, Ole Madsen and MarteinGroenen. 2012. Codon usage in Porcine genome: Why the choice of different codon usage?.Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, April 2013, Kakamega, Kenya

8

T.K. Muasya, Miyumo, S,Ngeno, K, Khobondo J.O, Wasike C,B, Magothe T.M and Kahi A.K (2015)Preliminary selection results for body weight in indigenous chicken in Kenya. Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, April 2015, Mombasa, Kenya

9

Khobondo, J.O,Muasya, T. K,Miyumo, S.OkenoT.O.,Wasike C.B. and Kahi A.K(2015)Effects of age on natural(auto)antibodies profiles and repertoire in calves. Proceedings of the Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, April 2015, Mombasa, Kenya

TRAINING MANUALS

10

Dairy Cattle Management

11

Feed Formulation And Milling Technology

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Animal Breeding and Genetics, Immunogenetics, Genomics of complex traits, Statistical Genetics

 


MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Animal Production Society of Kenya

Member

Immunology Society of Kenya

Member

Animal Breeding and Genomics Association of Kenya (KABGA)