Dr. Indieka S. Abwao, PhD

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Dr. Indieka S. Abwao, PhD

Lecturer,

Faculty of Science,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

EgertonUniversity.

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

Mobile: +254 719737 140

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EDUCATION

 

2012

PhD (Molecular and Cellular Biology- Plant),

University of Glasgow, UK.

2007

MSc. (Biotechnology)

KenyattaUniversity, Nairobi, Kenya.

1999

BSc. (Botany and Zoology)

KenyattaUniversity, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Genetic Engineering/Plant Transformation; Plant Cell Tissue Culture; Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Nov. 2013 - present

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, EgertonUniversity, Njoro, Kenya.

2012-2013

Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, MasindeMuliro University of Science& Technology (MMUST), Kakamega, Kenya.

2011-2012

Part-time lecturer Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.

2007-2010

Demonstrator (Molecular Biology), IBLS, University of Glasgow, UK.

2006-2007

Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager, Plant Transformation Laboratory (Level 2), Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KenyattaUniversity, Nairobi,Kenya.

1999-2006

Research Assistant, Biotechnology Laboratory, Kenya Forestry Research Institute,Muguga, Kenya.

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2004-2005

Enhancing the conservation of MeliavolkensiiGürke through development of vegetative propagation protocols (USD 10,000). Funded By Bioversity International, ASO Fellowship.

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Indieka, S.A. and Dominy, P.J. Disruption of C-terminal Domain Impairs In plantaGCN2-dependent Phosphorylation of Arabidopsis eIF2α-subunit (manuscript underpreparation targeting submission to The Plant Journal)

2

Indieka, S.A. and Dominy, P.J. 2010. Translational control of abiotic stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Poster presented at the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) main meeting, 30th June to 3rd July 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

3

Indieka, S.A.,Odee, D.W., Muluvi, G. M., Rao, K.N. and Machuka, J. 2007. Regeneration of MeliavolkensiiGürke (Meliaceae) through direct somatic embryogenesis. New Forests 34: 73-81.

4

Indieka, S.A. and Odee, D. W. 2005. Early growth response and nodulation of Sesbaniasesban to increasing nitrogen (Ammonium) concentration under glasshouse conditions. African Journal of Biotechnology 4: 57-60

5

Indieka, S.A. and Odee, D. W. 2004. Vegetative propagation of MeliavolkensiiGürke: an indigenous multipurpose dry lands tree species. In: Kamondo B.M, Kimondo J.M., Mulatya J.M. and Muturi G.M. (eds) Recent Mukau (MeliavolkensiiGürke) Research and Development. Proceedings of the first Melia National Workshop. Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Nairobi, Kenya

6

Odee, D.W., Indieka, S.A and Lesueuer, D. 2002. Evaluation of inoculation procedures for CalliandracalothyrsusMeisn. grown in tree nurseries. Biology and Fertility of Soils 36: 124-128.

 

PATENTS

 

None

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Gene discover and function analysis; Molecular and cellular analysis of Plant stress responses (biotic and abiotic); Plant/crop improvement to biotic and abiotic stress using rDNAtechnologying (Development of Transgenic Plants)