Ms. (MSc)
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Contact Address:
43844 00100. Biochemistry Dept. KU. Nairobi
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Plant Biotechnology

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6198-5910 

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  • 2020- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). An initiative of What Works For Women Economic Empowerment (IWWWEE)Kenyatta University Women Economic Empowerment Hub: Project:  Enhancing Women’s Work Readiness through Internship, Apprenticeship and Mentorship Programs
  • 2018-LEAP- Agric 2017: Phenotyping the banana biodiversity to identify climate smart varieties with optimal market potential In Africa and Europe (CLISMABAN). (Collaboration between Belgium, Kenya, Spain, Uganda) (Co-promoter)
  • 2017- Kenya National Research Fund (NRF) :Bioprospecting cellulases for bioethanol production from organic wastes in Kenya(Collaborator).  
  • 2011-National Council for Science and Technology Grant 2011- Establishment of Integrated on Farm Nurseries of Tissue Culture (TC) Bananas and Multipurpose Trees (MTPs) For Sustainable Food Security and Wealth Creation in selected counties of Western and Nyanza. (Principal Investigator)
  • 2009- Developing capacity for participatory and marker assisted plant breeding to mitigate low crop productivity and food security (EU-ACPCAPACITATE East Africa S&T Project FED /2009/218788 (Kenyatta University Project Leader)
  • VICRES grant 2007 : “Banana tissue culture and nutrient enhancement for food security and income generation among people living with AIDS in the Lake Victoria basin.(Collaborator)
  • International Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) 1999 Research grant Helping women farmers in Kenya in the cultivation and marketing of bananas
  • OSSREA, 10th Gender Issues Research Competition Grant titled “Towards Practical Solutions In Enhancing Food Security: The Gender Factor In Indigenous Crop Production”.

  • Mwangi, M.N., Wamue-Ngare, G., Muyonga, J., Nganga, Z.W. and Manyama, A. (2016). Adoption of banana improvement technologies to curb the HIV-poverty-malnutrition cycle. Acta Hortic. 1128, 45-54 DOI:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.7; https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.7
  • M. Mwangi, S.W. Waudo, E.M. Kahangi (2011) In vitro mutation induction for the improvement of mycosphaerella fijiensis resistance in two banana cultivars grown in Kenya. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 897: International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges
  • Mbaka J.N., Mwangi M. and Mwangi M.N. (2008). Banana farming as a business: the role of tissue cultured planting materials in Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences 9 (1): 354 - 361.
  • Wamono E.B.K; Kaaya A.N.; Ng‟ang‟a Z., Wamue G., Manyama, A., Mwangi M. and J.H Muyonga (2011) Nutrient-Enhancement of matooke Banana For Improved Nutrient Intake Of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Rakai District, Uganda. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) online VOl 11 NO 4, July 2011.
  • A. Manyama, E. Wamono, J.H. Muyonga, G.Wamue-Ngare, M.N. Mwangi and Z.W. Ng‟ang‟a (2010) Banana tissue culture and nutrient enhancement for food security and income generation among people living with AIDS in the Lake Victoria basin. Journal of African Affairs 6-90.
  • Mwangi, M.N ; G.Wamue-Ngare J.H. Muyonga, Z.W. Ng‟ang‟a and A. Manyama (2010) Biotechnology for the economic empowerment of Farmers; The opportunities and challenges in Banana tissue culture adoption in Kenya. Proceedings of the African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) Conference: A decade into the 21st century; the contribution of African women scientists and engineers, Nairobi, Kenya, 18th - 20th August 2010.