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Brenda Apiyo Odongo

Name: Brenda Apiyo Odongo
Position: Technologist
Department: Biological Sciences
School:   Pure and Applied Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6-60100, Embu
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Short Biography

Education Background
Diploma in Applied Biology (KNEC) –  Mount Kenya University

Working experience

2013- To date; Technologist University of Embu

  • Preparing and overseeing Post graduate and Undergraduate practicals in Microbiology in the following disciplines: Bacteriology, Mycology, Marine microbiology,
  • Environmental microbiology, Applied microbiology and Biotechnology, Molecular biology, Basic metabolism, Biochemistry, Mechanisms in microbial pathogenicity and Virology units.
  • Training and supervising trainees and interns
  • Oversee maintenance/ repairs of Research and Microbiology laboratory
  • Maintaining inventories
  • In-charge of Laboratory with capacity of more than 50 students.
  • Preparing annual procurement plan and procurement exercise of Laboratory equipment

2010-2013; Technologist Egerton University

  • Preparing and overseeing Post graduate and Undergraduate practicals in the Department of  Zoology in the following disciplines: Water chemistry, General parasitology, Aquatic protozoology, vertebrate anatomy and physiology, applied entomology, Histology, Developmental Biology, General zoology, Lower invertebrates, Higher invertebrates, Population Biology and  Animal Behavior,.

2009- 2010 Post Attachment – KALRO Thika

  • I was attached in the following Laboratories; Banana tissue culture and Entomopathogenic nematology.


  • 2016-up to date; Member Kenya Chemical Society