Plant Pathology and Nematology

Plant Pathology Unit aims at protecting plants against bacteria, fungi, viruses and
nematodes, thereby enhancing plant health and productivity. The Unit offers M.Sc.Plant Pathology and plays a critical role in MSc Crop Protection. Members of the Unit are active researchers. Some of the research conducted in the Unit include: management of cereal mytocotoxins, viruses in root crops, nematodes in horticultural crops and molecular disease diagnostics. The Unit offers consultancy services in Disease diagnostics.

Career opportunities exist in agricultural research institution, agricultural firms, environmental firms,  agricultural extension service, agricultural and environmental consultancy services institutions, agrochemical firms, tertiary institutions and agribusiness.

Head of the  Unit

Dr. Maina Muiru, PhD(UoN), MSc(UoN), BSc(UoN)

I obtained my PhD degree in Plant Pathology in 2008 from the University of Nairobi. I have been involved in teaching, research and outreach activities in crop protection. I am currently the head of the Plant Pathology Unit of the Department. Read more about Dr. Maina Muiru.