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Biologist , researcher

Peter George Ng'anja Njagi, Kenyan biologist, researcher. Achievements include patents for gregarisation-disrupting factors in a novel approach of controlling locusts and grasshoppers; research in identification and characterization of pheromones of the desert locust.

Background

Njagi, Peter George Ng'anja was born on March 16, 1955 in Gilgil, Rift Valley, Kenya. Son of George Njagi Gakinya and Esther Waithira Njagi.

Education

Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors (honorary), University Nairobi, Kenya, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1988.

Career

Science officer International Center Insect Physiology and Ecololgy, Nairobi, 1989—1992, postdoctoral fellow, 1993—1994, associate scientist, 1995—1996, research scientist, 1997—2001, consultant scientist, since 2002. Supervisor Doctor of Philosophy students.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for gregarisation-disrupting factors in a novel approach of controlling locusts and grasshoppers. Research in identification and characterization of pheromones of the desert locust.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (workshop proceedings) Effective Networking of Research and Development on Environmentally sustainable Locust control methods among locust-affected countries. Contributor articles to science publications.

Membership

President African Students Union of Queensland, Brisbane, 1984—1995, ex-official, 1986—1987. Member of African Association of Insect Scientists, Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists, Orthopterist's Society, Friends of the Nairobi Hospice.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Farming, golf, hockey.

Connections

Married Loise Gathoni Njuguna, July 11, 1981. Children: George Njagi, John Njuguna, Esther Waithira, Lucy Wangari.

father:
George Njagi Gakinya

mother:
Esther Waithira Njagi

spouse:
Loise Gathoni Njuguna

child:
George Njagi

child:
John Njuguna Njagi

child:
Esther Waithira Njagi

child:
Lucy Wangari Njagi