Josphert N. Kimatu

South Eastern Kenya University Kenya

Prof. Josphert Ngui Kimatu is an associate professor in the School of Sciences and Computing, Department of Life Science, South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU). He has a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Epigenetics from Northeast Normal University (NENU), China; an MPhil in Forestry Pathology from Moi University, Kenya; a bachelor’s degree in Botany and Zoology from Moi University, Kenya; and a PGDE from Maseno University, Kenya. He trained in post-harvest management in maize, legumes, and rice in a four-module certificate course at Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Sydney University, Australia; and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He has a certificate in Molecular Diagnostics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Kimatu received a training certificate in integrated pest management and pesticide safety (IPM) from the Soybean Innovation Lab, and a training certificate in COVID-19 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Josphert N. Kimatu

3books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Josphert N. Kimatu

Increasing human migrations, technological advances, agricultural activities, and climate change are forcing plants to adapt to new environments. This book highlights current morphological, anatomical, physiological, molecular, and genomic advances in plant defense mechanisms. These advances, including epigenetic mechanisms, have been linked to observed phenotypic plant plasticity. The book also outlines next-generation food systems, considering the resilience and sustainability of plant genomes and epigenomes.

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