Prof. Romano Mwirichia Kachiuru Profile
Name: Romano Mwirichia Kachiuru
Title/Qualification: Associate Professor
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Biological Sciences
School: Pure and Applied Sciences
Area of Specialization: Microbiology
Contact Address: P.O Box 6 (60100), Embu Kenya
July 2020 to Date: Associate Professor, University of Embu
Jan. 2015 to June 2020: Senior Lecturer, University of Embu
July 2012 -Dec 2014: Postdoctoral Fellow (Microbiology), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Feb. 2011-June 2012: Postdoc Fellow (metagenomics), Institut für Mikrobiologie und Genetik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
January - May 2010: Postdoc Fellow (Metagenomics), Department of Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
2010 - August 2012: Research Fellow, Institute for Biotechnology Research, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
2007 – 2010: Assistant Research Fellow, Institute for Biotechnology Research, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
- Bioprospecting for novel microorganisms from the environment.
- Metagenomics of extreme environments.
- Microbial systematics.
- Extremophiles diversity and Ecology