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SYDNEY MWAMBA

 

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Name: Sydney Mwamba

Nationality: Zambian

Host Institution: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Course: Degree of a Master of Science in Research methods

Thesis: Root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) interaction with selected Asteraceae plants and their potential use for nematode management

 

 

Sydney Mwamba is a Zambian. He graduated with BSc. In Agricultural Sciences in 2012 at the University of Zambia. He also attained Diploma in Agriculture majoring in Crop Sciences from Natural Resources Development College in 2006. From October 2006 to date, He is working under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock under Seed Control and Certification Institute in Zambia based at Chilanga headquarters as Seeds Officer applied seed research. As a seeds Officer specializing in variety trials design and data analysis, monitoring of national variety trials, DNA fingerprinting and analysis, conducting of variety Distinctness Uniformity and Stability Tests, and seed industry regulating. He also was a Research external examiner at Natural Resources Development College as well as part time lecturer. He obtained a 2 year scholarship from INTRA-ACP in 2013 to study a MSc. in Research Methods at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently, He is a first year MSc. Research Methods student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. His research title  Root knot nematode(Meloidogyne incognita) interaction with selected Asteraceae plants and their potential use for nematode management  was in the area of chemical ecology where the behavioural response of root knot nematodes to plant root odour’s and chemical components from Asteraceae plants were identified and quantified This study was carried out at International Centre Insect Physiology and Ecology under the supervision of Prof. Baldwyn Torto , Dr. Lucy Kananu Murungu and Prof. Losenge Turoop. From this work one conference paper entitled Evaluation of volatiles from selected Asteraceae plants against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita was presented at Horticultural Association of Kenya conference who theme was Strengthening the Experimental Research Environment- field experimentation. FAPA funds helped me to facilitate my research internship program at ICIPE and boosted me in completing my research on time. Thanks to RUFORUM for the award and am now a different person scientifically. He can be contacted through: Tel: +260977946018, +260967407628. Email smwamba18@gmail.com, mwambasydney@yahoo.com