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Mrs. Catherine Mueni Peter, a Senior Laboratory Technologist in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, holds BSc. Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Nairobi and Diploma in Applied Biology from The Kenya Polytechnic College, I have worked with National Kabete Vet. labs and KALRO ( Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization) before joining the University of Nairobi. In the University, I am charged with various responsibilities in the Department of plant Science and Crop protection, Procurement of laboratory consumables and other equipment, Preparation of practical classes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Agronomy (Pasture and Fodder, Seed Rate and Fertilizer Rate Determination, weed Science, Botany and Crop Physiology ), Horticulture, , Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, as well as data collection in research projects within the department. Other than that am involved in other departmental responsibilities like being Departmental Web Champion, by assisting the departmental staff members with their profile management, keeping departmental website ion point by updating the activities taking place periodically as they happen and maintaining ISO standardization rules in the laboratory like ensuring that the weighing balances and thermometers used are calibrated every year. Currently, am working on my thesis towards award of Masters of Science Degree in Agribusiness management and Trade from Kenyatta University.

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