Mr. David Omondi

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Mr. David Omondi

Assistant Lecturer

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department

Faculty of Science

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254722486292+254722486292

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2015

PhD Medical Biosciences

University of Western Cape, S. Africa (Ongoing)

2011

MSc Biochemistry

Egerton University

2007

BSc Biomedical Science

Egerton University

2000

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Kilgoris Secondary School

1996

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

Kilgoris Township School

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

Oct 2013

Infectious Disease Genomics & Global Health

Cambridge, UK

Sep 2013

Biorisk/Biosecurity in BSL-3

icipe, Nairobi

Feb 2012

Translational Bioinformatics

Institut Pasteur de Tunis

Mar 2011

Bioinformatics and e-biokit

South African Bioinformatics Institute

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Medical Biosciences, Molecular Biology and Medical Entomology

WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2013- Present

Assistant Lecturer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton

Jan 2012- Present

Consultant Biotech Forensics, Nairobi

Apr2010-Dec 2011

Research Assistant, AVID project, icipe, Nairobi

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2008-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

Oct2011-Sep2014

Ecology of Arthropod pathogens in the shores and adjacent Islands of L. Victoria and L. Baringo, Kenya

Jul2009- Dec2011

Prevalence of RVF virus in mosquitoes and key putative reservoir hosts in Garissa District, Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lutomiah J, Omondi D, Masiga D, Mutai C, Mireji PO, Ongus J, et al. Blood meal analysis and

virus detection in blood-fed mosquitoes collected during the 2006-2007 rift valley fever outbreak in Kenya. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases. 2014; 14: 656-664.

2

Kipanga PN, Omondi D, Mireji PO, Sawa P, Masiga DK, Villinger J. High-resolution melting analysis reveals low Plasmodium parasitaemia infections among microscopically negative febrile patients in western Kenya. Malaria Journal . 2014; 13: 42-9.

Omondi D, Masiga DK, Ajamma YU, Fielding B, Njoroge L, Villinger J. Unravelling Host-Vector-Arbovirus Interactions by Two-Gene High Resolution Melting Mosquito Bloodmeal Analysis in a Kenyan Wildlife-Livestock Interface under review @PLoS ONE

Omondi D, Masiga DK, Kariuki E, Ajamma YU, Mwamuye M, Ouso DO, Fielding B, Njoroge L, Villinger J. Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens (Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp., Ehrlichia spp., Babesia spp. and Theileria spp.) along the shores and adjacent islands of Lakes Baringo and Victoria, Kenya under review @BMC Parasites and Vectors

Omondi D, Masiga DK, Sawa P, Fielding B, Villinger J. Acute arbovirus infections among febrile illness patients in rural clinics of western Kenya. Manuscript in Preparation

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership

Organization

Member

International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB)

Member

African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB)

Member

Regional Society Student Group of East Africa (RSG-East Africa)

Member

Bioinformatics Africa (BioinfoAfrica)

Member

Kenya Young Scientists (KEYS)

Member

Egerton University Alumni Association & Biomedical Student Association

Member

Biochemical Society of Kenya (BSK)