Mariam WereCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Kakamega General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees2013 Master Agricultural Sciences
Current Research Activities
Survey to determine the incidence and severity of viruses infecting major crops(Cassava, Rice, Beans and other legumes, potato) in western Kenya Characterization of viruses infecting major crops in western Kenya Development of tools for management of viruses in crops
Publications resulting from Research:
1. Were M.N., Mukoye B., Osogo A.K., Mangeni B.C., Nyamwamu P.A., Ogemah V.K., Muoma J.V., Winter S. and Were H.K. (2016). Occurrence and Distribution of Begomoviruses Infecting Cassava in Western Kenya, Plant. Vol. 4:108-113. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20160406.18.
2. Devang M, Matthias H, Mariam W, Andrea P, Syed , Hassan W, Wilhelm G and Hervé Vanderschuren (2018) A new full-length circular DNA sequencing method for viral-sized genomes reveals that RNAi transgenic plants provoke a shift in geminivirus populations in the field. Nucleic Acids Research, 914, .ttps://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gky914
3. P. A Nyamwamu, B Mukoye, AK Osogo, CN Omuse, S Ajanga and HK Were 2014. Distribution and Biological Characterization of Potato Virus Y in Kenya Journal of Agri- Food and Applied Sciences Vol 2 (10) pp 308-316.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:TeachingHigher Education StudyI am pursuing my PhD in the area of crop protection currently in my final year. I also teach crop science courses at the school of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Workshop and Conference Attended2018 Kisumu-Kenya First Pan African International Congress