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Lecturer, Botany

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Dr. Menge Dominic is a highly creative and motivated molecular plant pathophysiologist involved in the study of the changes taking place in plants body due to diseases. The physical, biochemical and mechanical changes in the normal functioning of plants are some areas of concentration. The studies involve studying how diseases operate in plants bodies and recommendation of proper treatment. Areas of research include using cutting edge technology to develop plants with improved tolerance to biotic stress. Dr. Menge is equipped with plant physiology and biochemistry techniques and working knowledge of molecular biology methods used to dissect the modes of action of disease resistance in plants. Dr. Menge’s roles include oversight of other researchers and students, in addition to being embedded in a larger multi-disciplinary cross-functional research team developing crop productivity systems.  Dr. Menge’s has experience working in a matrixed environment, with proven project management experience and excellent communication skills. Leadership ability, initiative and sound judgment, the ability to prioritize under pressure and adapt to changing demands, and the ability to make rapid progress against goals despite tight timelines are critical skills.

   

Publications

  1. Menge D. and Martha M. (2016) Biological control of cashew powdery mildew using Ampelomyces quisqualis Journal of Biological Control, 30(4): 2016
  2. Menge Dominic, M. Makobe and S. Shomari (2016). Components of Quantitative Resistance to Blight in Four Cashew Cultivars and Their Relations with field Assessments. J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. Vol.6, No.3; 608-621.
  3. Menge Dominic, Martha Makobe, Bonaventure Agboton, Shamte Shomari, Andreas Tiedemann. Biology and Infection Mechanisms of Cryptosporiopsis spp Fungus Causing Blight Disease on Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.). Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 266-275. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20140206.12
  4. Menge D. M. S., Makobe M., Monda E. O. and Okemo P. O. (2014). Effects of crude extracts on some selected physiological parameters of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) infected with rust (Uromyces appendiculatus). African Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 8(7), pp. 356-363 DOI: 10.5897/AJPS12.033  
  5. Menge D., M. Makobe, V. Agboton, S. Shomari, A.V. Tiedemann (2013).  Host range and control of Cryptosporiopsis spp, a cashew blight pathogen.  Scientific Journal of Microbiology 2(6) 104-115.
  6. Menge D., M. Makobe, S. Shomari and A.V. Tiedemann (2013). Development and Validation of a Diagrammatic Scale for Estimation of Cashew Blight for Epidemiological Studies.  International Journal of Advanced Research (2013), Volume 1, Issue 4, 26-38  
  7. Menge D., Makobe M.N., Shomari S. and Tiedemann V. (2013). Effect of environmental conditons on the growth of Cryptosporiopsis spp. Causing leaf and nut blight on cashew (Anacardium occidentale Linn.). Journal of Yeast and Fungal research Vol. 4(2),pp 12-20.
  8. Shane Nyasetia Dominic Menge, Antifungal Activity of Selected Crude Plant Extracts on Bean Rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) and Their Effects on Physiological Activities of French Beans Vol 1 (2011): Abstracts of Masters Theses - Faculty of Science,  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/pgthesis_abs/.../titles
  9. Menge D.M.S, Makobe M., Monda E.O., and Okemo .P.O. Title of Publication: An in vitro and in vivo antifungal activity of selected crude extracts against bean rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) The African Students’ Journal No. 1. Year of Publication: 2011 pg. 76 http://www.scribd.com/doc/49784524/THE-AFRICAN-STUDENTS-JOURNAL-NO-1

Presentations

  • The 1st scientific conference Knowledge Management for Transformation: Pitfalls, Synergy and Innovation at Maasai Mara University, Narok. Kenya, 11th – 14th Nov 2014.
  • The 8th JKUAT scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference and Exhibition at JKUAT, 14th  -15th  Nov 2013
  • Menge D.M., Makobe M., Monda E.O., and Okemo .P.O. Effects of Antifungal Plant extracts on some selected physiological parameters of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants-21st -24th January 2013

Projects

  •   Integrated management of major insect pests and diseases of cashew in east and western Africa. Collaborative project funded by BMZ, Germany and coordinated by ICIPE, Nairobi, 2011-2013
  • Antifungal Activity of Selected Crude Plant Extracts on Bean Rust (Uromyces appendiculatus) and Their Effects on Physiological Activities of French Beans, 2008- 2010
  • Studies on synergism between antibiotic and metallic ions in a tissue culture medium, 2006/2007

Conferences

Seminars

  •  Programme for German academic exchange service (DAAD) information tour on 13th May 2015 at  Maasai Mara University
  • Teaching practice assessors training at Maasai Mara University on  12th May 2015
  • Pedagogical staff capacity building workshop (30th September to 2nd October 2014)
  • Cashew Research Programme, Agricultural Research Institute, Naliendele. Crop Protection Report- 2011/12. Leaf and nut blight disease. Tanzania
  • Training course in plant pesticides technologies for food securities and poverty alleviation held at ARI-Naliendele, Mtwara, Tanzania (20th-22nd February 2012).
  • Public seminar on technology transfer and the communication process at JKUAT.  (May 2008)
  • Biosafety and management in Biosafety laboratory and greenhouse facilities workshop  (June 2009)
  • DAAD-German Academic Exchange Services proposal writing workshop and faculty of Science second scientific conference  (January, 2009)

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

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