Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Maseno University

Nationality:  Kenyan

Contact Address:  School of Agriculture and Environment Maseno University, P.O. Box 333, Maseno, Kenya

Email:   Tel. Cell.0711860550

Qualifications:      BSc (Agriculture), MSc (Agronomy), MPhil (Plant Breeding), PhD (Plant Genetics)

Current Position: Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Maseno University

New crop varieties developed: Six (6) hybrid maize varieties, and one finger millet (Maseno 60D).

Students supervised: 8 PhD, and 12 Masters.

Publications: 30 peer reviewed journal publications, 16 conference papers and 1 book chapter contribution.

Selected Publications:


Peng Q, Gimode D, Saha D, Schröder S, Chakraborty D, X. Wang, M. M. Dida,  R  L Malmberg and Devos KM. 2018 UGbS-Flex, a novel bioinformatics pipeline for imputation-free SNP discovery in polyploids without a reference genome:finger millet as a case study. BMC Plant Biology 18:117


Ochiel DC, M M. Dida, E. Ouma, P. A. Olweny, S. Gudu (2021).  Response of selected sorghum (sorghum bicolor (l.) moench) genotypes to striga hermonthica (del.) benth in western Kenya Journ Plant Breeding & Crop Sc. 13(3),103-114


Mbogo, PO, Dida, MM and Owuor BO (2016) Effect of Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth on yield and yield components of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids in western Kenya Journ Agric Research  8 (8) :112-125


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