Lilian Auma Okiro.

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Lilian Auma Okiro.

Senior Technologist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty of Science,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

Ongoing

Master of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

2011

Masters in Biosafety in Plant biotechnology

Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona Italy.

2012

BSc Biotechnology

University of Nairobi

2006

Higher Diploma in Biotechnology

Kenya Polytechnic

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Molecular Biology, Plant disease diagnostics

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2013 - Present

Senior Technologist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University

Sep 2008 - 2013

Laboratory Technologist, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 - 2015

Plant diseases diagnostics and molecular characterization of a bacterial pathogen in Potatoes. Borlaug LEAP Fellowship AWARD, and African Biosciences Research Fund

Dissertations and Research Reports

1

RNAi-mediated resistance to Cassava Brown Streak Virus in transgenic cassava: Potential application and biosafety issues, 2012, Masters Biosafety dissertation, Marche University Ancona.

2

Preservation of insects for DNA analysis, 2006, Higher National Diploma project report, The Kenya Polytechnic University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Plant disease diagnostics, Plant genomics, Recombinant Gene technology , Biosafety