Dr. Elijah Lelmen

Dr. Lelmen K. Elijah, PhD

Lecturer.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

Faculty of Science,

Egerton University.

P.O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya.

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EDUCATION

2010

PhD (Biotechnology)

University of Tsukuba, Japan.

2004

M.Sc. Botany (Microbiology)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.

1997

B. Ed. (Science). (Botany/Zoology/Education)

Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant-Microbe interaction, Biosafety and Bioethics and Nanotechnology

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2014 - Present

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University

July 2010 - Dec 2013

Lecturer and Ag. Chairman Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Technical University of Kenya

Sept 2003 - Mar 2006

Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences and Biotechnology,

The Kenya Polytechnic.

Aug - Dec 2004,

Part-time Lecturer, Botany Department, Jomo Kenyatta

University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Jan 1998 - Sept 2003

Teacher, Biology and Chemistry, Kapropita Girls High School

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Kipkorir E. Lelmen, Xiang Yu, Akira Kikuchi, Takayoshi Shimazaki, Makiko Mimura and Kazuo N. Watanabe (2010). Mycorrhizal colonization of transgenic Eucalyptus camaldulensis carrying the mangrin gene for salt tolerance. Plant Biotechnology 27: 399-344.

2.

Makiko Mimura, Kipkorir E. Lelmen, Takayoshi Shimazaki, Akira Kikuchi and Kazuo N. Watanabe (2008). Impact of environmental stress-tolerant transgenic potato on genotypic diversity of microbial communities and soil enzyme activities under stress conditions. Microbes and Environments 23: 221-228.

3.

Lelmen, E.K., Osir, E.O., Jefwa, J., Anyango, B. and Boga, H.I. (2007). Preliminary investigations reveal that Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin CryIA(c) incorporated in soil does not affect arbuscular mycorrhiza in Sorghum bicolor (L.) (Moench). Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology 3:12-18.

4.

Book chapter

Birch, A.N.E., Wheatley, R., Anyango, B., Arpaia, S., Capalbo, D., Emana, G.D., Fontes, E., Kalama, P., Lelmen, E., Lövei, G., Melo, I.S., Muyekho, F., Ngi-Song, A., Ochieno, D., Ogwang, J., Piletti, R., Schuler, T., Sétamou, M., Sithanantham, S., Smith, J., Van Son, N., Songa, J., Sujii, E., Tan, T.Q., Wan, F-H and Hilbeck, A, (2004). Biodiversity and non-target impacts: a case study of Bt maize in Kenya. Ch 5 In: Hilbeck, A., Andow, D.A. (Eds.). Environmental risk assessment of transgenic organisms: A case study of Bt maize in Kenya. CABI International, Wallingsford. U.K., pp. 117-185.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Plant Biotechnology (the improvement of plant traits for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance), Plant-microbes interaction, Bioprospecting for soil microorganisms with genes for stress tolerance, Biosafety and risk assessment of living modified organisms (LMOs), Plant cell tissue and organ culture of medicinal plants.