Dr. Ngugi Mathew Piero

External And Internal Grants

Awarded Ksh. 1 Million (as a Principal Investigator) for research on “Advancing Locally Developed Biotech Drought Tolerant Maize towards Commercialization for Enhanced Food Security”
Kenyatta University under Vice chancellor’s Research Grant
January,2018 to date | Grant


Jointly awarded Ksh 17,505,000 (as a Co-Principal Investigator) to undertake a Multi-Disciplinary Research on “Pathogen Diversity, Host-Plant Resistance and Disease Management Strategies of Finger Millet Blast in Kenya”
National Research Fund, Kenya (Nairobi)
January,2018 to date | Grant


Awarded KSh 3 Million research grant from the 5th Kenya-South Africa Joint Call for proposals awarded by the National Research Fund (NRF) of Kenya and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa
National Research Fund, Kenya and National Research Foundation Joint (Capetown)
October,2016 to November,2016 | Grant


Advancing Locally Developed Biotech Drought Tolerant Maize towards Commercialization for Enhanced Food Security
Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor's Grant (Nairobi)
July,2016 to January,2017 | Grant


Networking And Collaboration With External Organizations

2018 to date: Carrying out a joint research with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Pwani University on “Pathogen Diversity, Host-Plant Resistance and Disease Management Strategies of Finger Millet Blast in Kenya

2016 to date: Carrying out a joint research with Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa on “Proteomics and Contained Laboratory Assessment of Locally Developed Transgenic Drought Tolerant Maize”

Academic Leadership

Development of Teaching/Academic Programmes at Kenyatta University

2015: Review of Bsc (Biochemistry) and Bsc (Molecular and Cellular Biology) programmes
2016: Review of Bsc (Forensic Science) programme
2011: Development of Diploma (Forensic Science) and Postgraduate Diploma (Forensic Science) Courses

Leading Research Project

March, 2017: Principal Investigator for a collaborative research project funded by The National Research Fund (NRF) of Kenya and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa on “Proteomics and Contained Laboratory Assessment of Locally Developed Transgenic Drought Tolerant Maize”
August, 2017: Principal Investigator for research on “Advancing Locally Developed Biotech Drought Tolerant Maize towards Commercialization for Enhanced Food Security” funded under Vice chancellor’s Research Grant in Kenyatta University