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Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno

Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno

Department of Animal Sciences, Egerton University, P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton

Mobile phone1: +254 708 246 317

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Education

2011-2015

Ph.D., Animal Breeding and Genetics

Wageningen University

2007-2011

Master of Science in Animal Production (Animal Breeding)

Egerton University, Kenya

2003-2007

Bachelor of Sciences in Animal Production

Egerton University, Kenya

1997-2001

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Olo-omirani high School, Narok

1989-1996

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

Bondet Primary School

Skills

· Animal Breeding and Genetics, Genomics and Statistics

· Computer: SAS, SPSS, R, Deep Learning with R, UNIX, SelAction etc.

· Analytical: Statistical analysis, genomic selection, machine learning, and deep learning

Certifications

Dates

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

June 2016

Animal quantitative genetics and genomics

Beca-ILRI

Feb 2016

Genomic selection

Ilinova-Egerton University/Iowa state university

Oct 2014

Theory and implementation of genomic selection

Wageningen University

Oct 2014

Research Proposal Writing Skills

Egerton University

Oct 2014

Advanced statistics: Design of experiments

Wageningen University

Feb 2014

Trainer of trainers in chicken AI

LUANNAR University

Nov 2013

European Graduate School in Animal Breeding & Genetics

EGS-ABG Fall research school/ILRI

July 2013

Artificial insemination in chicken

Egerton University

June 2013

Scientific integrity

Wageningen University

May 2013

Statistics of life sciences

Wageningen University

Work experience

Sept to present

Examination Officer, Animal Science Department, Egerton University

16th to 21st June 2016

Trainer of trainer in University of Education, Winneba, Ghana on artificial insemination in chicken

Sep to Nov 2015

Acting Examination Officer, Animal Science Department, Egerton University

Aug 2014 to present

Lecturer, Animal breeding and genomics group, Animal science Department, Egerton university

March to Aug 2014

Coordinator Nuffic project, Pwani University

2nd to 8th Feb 2014

Trainer of trainer in Malawi at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) on artificial insemination in chicken

Sep 2013 to July 2014

Assistant lecturer, Animal breeding and genetics group, Animal science Department, Pwani university

June 2013

Coordinator of artificial insemination Training in chicken at INCIP, Egerton university

Sep 2012 to Dec 2014

Production manager, Egerton feeds, Egerton University

Sep 2012-April 2013

Part-time lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University

Sep 2012 to Dec 2012

Part-time lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Kisii University

Nov 2011

International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) members’ representative in the Pan-Africa conference on the launch of the Kuroiler in Uganda. Entebbe, Uganda

August 12th-18th 2011

Trainer and supervisor of data collection for EAAP project

June 2011-present

Secretary Kenya Animal Breeding and Genomics Association (KABGA)

Nov 2010- Mar 2013

Lead investigator in the project “Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change of the Bos-taurus dairy genotypes under diverse production environments in Kenya”. Project funded by African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

June 14th-18th 2010

Trainer of Trainers. Training of small-scale farmers and pastoralist from SADC and COMESA regions on pastoral management, animal breeding and genetics, feeds and water conservation and Feeding management.

July 2010- Dec 2010

Research Technician in International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). PO Box 30709 Nairobi Kenya

Jan 2009 - July 2010

Student Tutor in Value Chains for Poverty Reduction in the Agri-food Sector - Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education (VALUELEAD) Project, Egerton University

May 2009- 2010

Part-time lecturer, Department of Animal health, Mt Kenya University, Nakuru town campus

Sep 15-17, 2009

Organizing committee- Egerton university research week and international research conference.

July 2007-2015

Researcher: Smallholder Indigenous Chicken Improvement Programme (INCIP-www.incip.org), Egerton University

July 2007 & 2008

Steward in Nakuru National Show

Professional Societies

· Secretary- Animal Breeding and Genomics Association of Kenya (ABGAK)

· Animal production society of Kenya (APSK)

Conference proceeding

· K. Ngeno. Genome-wide analysis of Luhya and Maasai genomes reveals signatures of selection for fertility, prostate cancer, prostatitis and vein disease. International Conference on Oncology & Hematology, June 17-18, 2019, Dubai, UAE.

· A.O. Ochiel, K. Ngeno and A.K. Kahi. 2018. Distribution of Mutational Effects in Indigenous Chicken. The Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 22-26 October, 2018.

· Ilatsia, E. D., Magothe, T. M., Ochieng, V.O., Ngeno, K., Miyumo, S. Alaru P.O., Muhuyi, W. B. and Mukhebi, L. Strategies for genetic improvement and conservation of indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya. 7th AACAA conference, Ghana, 2018.

· E. D. Ilatsia, T. Magothe, K. Ngeno, P.O. Alaru, S. Miyumo, O. Ouko, L. Mukhebi and T. O. K’Oloo. Implementation of long-term breeding and conservation programs for indigenous chicken in Kenya. Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) Annual scientific symposium and exhibition, held in April 4-6, 2018 at Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki

· R. Habimana, T.O. Okeno, K. Ngeno, S. Mboumba, P. Assami, C.T. Keambou5 & N.Yao. 2018. Four gene pools of Rwandese indigenous chicken based on microsatellite markers. Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 11.874.

· S. Miyumo, T. M. Magothe, T. O. Okeno1, K. Ngeno, T. K. Muasya, L. Mukhebi, W. B. Muhuyi, and E. D. Ilatsia Towards enhanced conservation and productivity: registration of indigenous chicken in Kenya. ASAL APRP conference and exhibition, KALRO headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya, 25 – 27th, April 2017.

· Ilatsia, E.D., Magothe, T.M., Okeno, T.O., Muasya, T.K., Ngeno, K., Miyumo, S., Alaru, P.A.O. and Muhuyi, W.B. A Breeding programme for improvement and conservation of indigenous chicken in Kenya. ASAL APRP conference and exhibition, KALRO headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya, 25 – 27th, April 2017.

· K. Ngeno. Identifying molecular signatures from sex chromosomes: A case for indigenous chicken based on the analyses of the Z chromosome. Annual Scientific Symposium, Eldoret town, 5 – 7th, April 2017.

· K. Ngeno. Genome-Wide Variation and signatures of selection in the genomes of Luhya and Maasai Populations. Egerton University, March 2017.

· K. Ngeno. SNP Calling from Next Generation Sequence Data. Animal Production Society of Kenya. Annual Symposium, Kisumu city, 27th - 29th April 2016.

· T. O. Okeno, T. K. Muasya, T. Abegunde, F. Bonsu, C. B. Wasike, K. Ngeno, S. Annor, S. Oseni and A. K. Kahi.2016. Competence-Based Curriculum Development for MSc Dairy Science. Multiplication Symposia dubbed “Enhancing Livestock Productivity through Science, Technology and Innovation” held on 22nd- 24th May 2017 at ARC hotel, Egerton University, Kenya.

· K. Ngeno and A. K. Kahi. Consumers’ preference and behaviour towards Indigenous Chicken meat and eggs. Annual Symposium, Mombasa city, April 2015.

· K. Ngeno, E.H. van der Waaij, Hendrik-Jan Megens, A. K. Kahi, J. A.M. van Arendonk and R. P. M. A. Crooijmans. Genetic Variation and Signatures of Selection in the Genomes of Kenyan Indigenous Chicken and Commercial Layers. The 9th Egerton University International Conference, 25th - 27th March 2015

· K. Ngeno and A. K. Kahi. Genetic Diversity and Population Structuring of Kenyan Indigenous Chicken Populations. The 9th Egerton University International Conference, 25th - 27th March 2015

· K. Ngeno, E.H. van der Waaij, Hendrik-Jan Megens, A. K. Kahi, J. A.M. van Arendonk and R. P. M. A. Crooijmans. Major Histocompatibility Complex genetic diversity of Kenyan Indigenous Chicken populations based on microsatellite markers. 10thWorld Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) being held from 17 – 22 August 2014 at the Westin Bayshore Conference Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

· Ngeno, K, E. H. Vander Waaij and A. K. Kahi. Indigenous chicken genetic resources: Their unique attributes and conservation Options for improved use. Lillehammer, Norway 27th-29th of January 2014.

· Ngeno, K, S.K. Omasaki and B. O. Bebe. 2012. Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change of the Bos-taurus dairy genotypes under diverse production environments in Kenya. ATPS annual conference and workshops at the African Union commission headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 – 22 November 2012.

· Ngeno, K., and B. O. Bebe. Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability of the Bos-taurus dairy genotypes in Nandi South and Rongai District in Kenya. Sixth International Biennial Conference, BioVision Alexandria 2012, 22-25 April 2012, in Alexandria, Egypt.

· Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Heritability Estimates for Growth of Different Ecotypes of Indigenous Chicken Reared Intensively. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production Conference to be held 1st – 6th August 2010.

· Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Heritabilities and correlations between body weights and growth curve parameters of indigenous chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. Egerton University international Scientific Conference to be held 22nd -24th September, 2010, Njoro, Kenya.

· Ngeno, K., B. O. Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2010. Growth parameters of Indigenous Chicken populations reared intensively in Kenya. Fifth All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held at United Nation Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 25-28, 2010.

· Ngeno, K., and B. O. Bebe. Assessment of the effects of climate variability and adaptation strategies on the Bos-taurus dairy genotypes under diverse production environment. ATPS annual conference Egypt, 25-27 November, 2010.

Publications

· Goitom S., Mathew G. Gicheha Francis K. Njonge and K. Ngeno: Diversity and Structure of Indigenous Cattle Populations of Eritrea Using Genotype by Sequencing Data. African Journal of Animal Science (accepted)

· Ngeno, K. 2018. Variant Calling pipeline for Next Generation Sequence Data – A review. Journal of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3(4), Pp. 90-93.

· Ngeno K. 2018. Genome-wide analysis of Luhya and Maasai genomes reveals signatures of selection for fertility, prostate cancer, prostatitis and vein disease. J Cancer Prev Curr Res. 2018;9(2):89–91. DOI: 10.15406/jcpcr.2018.09.00326

· Ngeno K, Khobondo JO (2017) Identifying Molecular Signatures from Sex Chromosomes: A Case for Indigenous Chicken Based on the. Analyses of the Z Chromosome. J Investig Genomics 4(3): 00066. DOI: 10.15406/jig.2017.04.00066

· Ngeno K 2017: Indigenous chicken meat and egg consumers are sensitive to sex, weight, tenderness, fat, meat part, plumage colour, age, egg size, egg yolk colour and price. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 29, Article #225. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd29/12/aara29225.htm

· Ngeno, K., E.H. van der Waaij, H.J. Megens, A.K. Kahi, J.A.M. van Arendonk and R.P.M.A. Crooijmans. 2015. Genetic diversity of different indigenous chicken ecotypes using highly polymorphic MHC-linked and non-MHC microsatellite markers. Animal Genetic Resources, 56: 1-7.

· Khobondo J. O. Ngeno, K, and A. K. Kahi. 2015. Linking codon usage bias to functional genomics in pigs. Genomics and Applied Biology, Vol.6, No.6, 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2015.06.0006).

· Ngeno, K., E.H. van der Waaij, A.K. Kahi and J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2014. Morphological features of indigenous chicken ecotype populations of Kenya. Animal Genetic Resources 55:115-124.

· Ngeno, K, E. H. Vander Waaij and A. K. Kahi. 2014. Indigenous chicken genetic resources: Their unique attributes and conservation Options for improved use. World’s Poultry Science Journal, 70: 173-184

· Ngeno, K, Omasaki SK, Bebe BO. 2014. Assessment of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability of the Bos-taurus Dairy Genotypes in Nandi and Nakuru Counties in Kenya. J. Anim. Prod. Adv. 4(6): 430-441

· Ngeno, K., T.M. Magothe, T.O. Okeno, B.O. Bebe and A.K. Kahi, 2013. Heritabilities and Correlations Between Body Weights and Growth Curve Parameters of Indigenous Chicken Populations Reared Intensively in Kenya. Research Journal of Poultry Sciences, 6: 43-52.

· Ngeno, K, B.O Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2013. Heritability estimates for growth of different ecotypes of indigenous chicken reared intensively. Family poultry Journal Vol. 22, 2:13-16.

· Ngeno, K, Omasaki SK, Bebe BO. 2013. Assessment of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability and Change of the Bos-taurus Dairy Genotypes under Diverse Production Environments in Kenya. J. Vet. Adv. 2013; 3(7): 186-196. doi:10.5455/jva.20130717125129

· Ngeno, K, B.O Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2012. Genetic evaluation of growth traits in ecotypes of Kenyan indigenous chicken. Family poultry Journal Vol. 21, 2: 4-12.

· Ngeno, K and J. C. FOTSA. 2011. Pan-African Conference on the launch of the Kuroiler chicken in Uganda. Family poultry Journal Vol. 20, 2: 42-47

· Ngeno, K, B.O Bebe and A. K. Kahi. 2011. Estimation of Growth Parameters of Indigenous Chicken Populations Intensively Reared in Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 2073-8277 Volume 11:13-28

Manuscript under review

· Goitom S., Mathew G. Gicheha Francis K. Njonge, Ngeno Kiplangat. Genome-wide genetic diversity, population structure and admixture analysis in Eritrean Indigenous Cattle. Submitted in July 2018 to South African journal of animal science.

· K. Ngeno, Genome-Wide Signatures of Selection in indigenous chicken Revealed candidate genes Associated With adaptation to tropical environment. Submitted in February 2019 to Scientific African journal

· Ngeno, K and Omasaki The Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on The Prevalence of Cattle Diseases and Parasites in Diverse Production Environments. Submitted in February 2019 Scientific African journal

Theses

Master of Science Thesis:

Genetic analysis of growth patterns in different ecotypes of indigenous chicken populations in Kenya. MSc. Thesis. Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

PhD Thesis:

Development of breeding schemes for indigenous chicken for improved livelihood in Kenya; Analysis of diversity in indigenous chicken populations. PhD. Thesis. Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Book

Indigenous chicken ecotypes in Kenya: genetic analysis of growth patterns of different ecotypes of indigenous chicken in Kenya. LAP LAMBART Academic publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3-659-21034-1; ISBN-10:365921034X; EAN:9783659210341

Ongoing projects

· Implementation of indigenous chicken genetic improvement and conservation programs in Kenya’. Funded by European Development Fund (EDF): 2018-2021

· Eastern and Central Africa Agriculture Transformation Project (ECAAT) funded by World Bank: 2018-2023

Current projects

· Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change of the Bos-taurus dairy genotypes under diverse production environments in Kenya: Call category: CP/0404/10

· Genetic and phenotypic aspects of indigenous chicken for improved livelihood in Kenya: Wagenigen University

and Koepon Foundation

Funding

· Egerton University-University research funds

· FAO- 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production scholarship

· African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)- Research funds and annual conference in Cairo, Egypt and Ethiopia

· Wagenigen University

· Koepon Foundation.

· European Union through African Union

· World bank

Supervision

Name of student

Project Title

Level

1

Sinoya Kevin Sitati

Genetic diversity and population structure of indigenous chicken (gallus domesticus) population in Kenya

MSc.

2

Charles Wanjohi

Genome-wide estimation of linkage disequilibrium and signatures of selection for indigenous chickens of Kenya

MSc.

3.

Ochiel O. Alvine

Genome-wide characterization of the insertion, deletion and regions of homozygosity in indigenous chicken

MSc.

4.

Wanjahi Njau

Genetic Variation of Major Histocompatibility Complex in Locally adapted indigenous chicken

MSc.

5.

Peter Ogutu

Whole-genome linkage disequilibrium and signature of selection in bos-indicus cattle

MSc

6.

Goitom Solomon

Genetic Improvement Program for Indigenous Cattle in Eritrea

PhD

7

Chesang Sumukwo

Prediction of goat phenotype from genotype using machine learning

MSc

8

Richard Habimana

Genetic Improvement and Conservation of Rwandese Indigenous Chicken

PhD

9

Ruth Waineina

Genetic and Economic aspects of Dairy Goat Breeding Programs in Kenya

PhD

10

Sophie Miyumo

Genomic Selection in Indigenous Chicken in Kenya

PhD

Courses Teaching at the University

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

Level

1

ANSC 241

Quantitative genetics and animal breeding

BSc.

2

ANSC 372

Design and Analysis of Animal Experiments

BSc.

3

ANSC 735

Quantomics and Genomics for Animal Breeding

MSc.

4

ANSC 731

Population and Conservation Genetics

MSc.

5

ANSC 737

Design of Breeding programs

MSc.

6

ANSC 713

Statistical Computing in Agricultural Sciences

MSc.

7

ANHE 435

Statistical Epidemiology

BSc.

8

ANBG 833

Bioinformatics in animal breeding

PhD

9

ANBG 832

Computational techniques in animal breeding

PhD

10

ANSC 734

Biotechnology in Animal Breeding

PhD

Referees

Dr. Tobias Okeno Otieno (Dr. rer. agr.)

Animal Breeding and Genomic Team, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University, Tel: +254 51 221 7892 Ext. 3458,

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Dr. ir. Liesbeth Van der Waaij

Assistant professor population genetics, Descartes Centre, Utrecht University, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, PO Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Mr John Njoga

Department of Animal Science, Egerton University,

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Cell phone: +254722692774

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