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Dr. Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

·         28th Nov- 2nd December 2016: Presented a paper titled “Families of Powderpost beetles and their associated natural enemies on Acacia xanthoploea in machakos and Nairobi Counties, Kenya” in the 16th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics at Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya

·         29th Nov- 2nd December 2016: Presented a paper Titled “Bostrichidae beetles associated with Acacia xanthoploea in Mitaboni and Kenyatta University in Nairobi Counties, Kenya” in the 2nd Biennial International Conference at Business and Student’s Services Centre (BSC) Kenyatta University

·         16th – 20th May 2016: Presented a paper titled ;Assessing and enhancing impact of Cotesia Vestalis in the management of Diamondback moth Plutella xylostella on kales in semi-arid areas of Kenya; The 5th National Science Week organized by The National Commission For Science, Technology And Innovation: THEME; Research, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Industrial Development, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

·         1st -4th Dec 2015 paper on Evaluation of tomato leaf extract in management of cabbage aphid Brevicoryne brassica on kale in Nairobi County. 15th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics at Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization (KARLO), Kandara Center & Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), Murang’a County- Kenya

·         1st – 5th December 2014: presented a paper “Impact of introduced parasitoid Cotesia vestalis on Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid guild on kale in semi-arid areas in Kenya.  The International Conference on Building a New Generation Of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, Kenya.

·         26th - 28th March, 2014:  presented a paper on Latex Glove Allergy Amongst Health Care Workers in Thika District Level V Hospital, Kenya at the 8th Egerton University International Conference Theme: Innovative Research and Technology for Global Development

·         14-17th October 2013: presented a paper on the “Impact of introduced parasitoid Cotesia plutellae on Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid guild on kale in semi-arid areas in Kenya”. 11th African Crop science society conference in Entebbe, Uganda

·         28th – 30th August 2013: presented a paper on “The spread and establishment of Cotesia plutellae on diamondback moth and parasitoid guild in semi arid areas of Kenya” at the 1st International Research and Innovation Conference “Towards achieving a knowledge economy through research and innovation” organised by Mount Kenya University at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi

·         10th -13th June 2013: Presented a paper on the Trends and patterns of Emerging in Kenya at the 2nd National Conference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Theme: The Youth and Drugs: A Call for action: at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Gymnasium

·         26th -28th Sept 2011: Poster presentation onInsect pests and Diseasesof Sechium edule inKenya.Agro 2011 Biennial conference “Optimisation of agricultural value chains for sustainable development, UON Kenya.

·         8-10th August 2006: Presented a paper at the 2nd National Biological Postgraduate Scientific Conference, Kenyatta University

·         24-28th October 2006: Presented a paper on diversity, distribution and role of wild crucifers in major cabbage and kale growing areas of Kenya at the 5th International DBM Workshop in Beijing, China.

Workshops Attended

·         3rd – 4th December 2018: attended a follow up Horizon Scanning Workshop in Nairobi

·         13th – 14th June 2018: attended Horizon Scanning Workshop in Nairobi

·         11th September 2015: Presentation on ‘Current research work on tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta’ at the Inception of the Tomato ARF Project at Jacaranda Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi County

·         10th October 2015: Training Programme for Curriculum Development and Review- Center For Teaching Excellence and Research Training

·         1st – 5th December 2014: Participated as a sub-committee Chairperson in the organisation, and facilitated in the International Conference on Building a New Generation of Agricultural Scientists. Theme: Bridging The Gap Between Society, Science and Industry at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

·         May 2012: 5 day workshop on peer educators training workshop for state house staff at Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), Nairobi.

·         24th to 28th may 2010: five (5) day workshop for the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MoHEST) training workshop for trainer of trainers on Government mainstreaming, stress, and alcohol and drug abuse at AICAD, JKUAT.

·         2002-2003: training of Trainer of Trainers (TOT) workshop in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for the Diamondback Moth Bio-control Project for Eastern and Southern Africa.

 Seminars Attended

·         February 2019: Post graduate seminars at the Department of agricultural Science and Technology

·         31st May 2018. Awareness training on ISO 27001, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

·         26th January 2018- Staff mentors seminar organised by KU Mentoring Programme.

·         26th -27th July 2016: Attended a certificate training course on Chemical Security and Safety training at Kenyatta University  facilitated by Civilian Research and development Foundation (CRDF) - Global

·         13th -16th October 2015- Attended a certificate training course on “Communication with users of Knowledge” held at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) , Nairobi, Kenya

·         4th – 7th June 2013: Attended training on Teaching Methodology, Testing and Evaluation of Institutions of Higher Learning organised by Centre of Excellence and Evaluation (CTEE) at the Student’s Business Centre, Kenyatta University

·         April 2014: Attended awareness and empowerment  training entitled “Information Literacy Training and the Insightful training on the access and the rich data bases at the post-modern library of Kenyatta University

·         February 2014: Trained on the application of the Smart Board as a teaching tool at Kenyatta University

·         3rd – 4th June 2013: Attended ACU 2nd Training of Trainer of Trainers (TOT) on HIV mainstreaming and integration into the Curriculum at the Student’s Business Centre, Kenyatta University.

·         20th – 22th May 2013: Facilitated in a training course on possibilities for improvements to species diversity modelling at International centre of insect physiology and ecology (ICIPE)

·         19th -22nd August 2011: Prevention Science training on workplace Alcohol and drug Abuse interventions, Nairobi. Held at KUCC,  Kenyatta University 

·         11th – 22nd August 2008: Certificate course on Trainer of Trainers in Alcohol and Drug abuse

·         Aug 2000: Horticultural crop production and Post-harvest technology, Egerton University

 

·   27th April -3rd may 1997: attended In –Service course for guidance and counselling teachers organised by Ministry of Education at Kagumo High School. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books and Books Chapters

·         2012: Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth: Importance of wild crucifers for diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its parasitoids in Kenya. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. Number:  42351 ISBN: 978-3-8465-8231-2

·         NACADA Authority, Gachutha, C., Baya J., Gakunju, R., Gathu, R., Gachika, W., Njoka, C., Njani, E., Murimi, G. (2011). Peer educators training manual on alcohol and drug abuse; response to peer needs. Pg 95.

 1.2.3 Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

1.2.3.1 Conference Papers

·         Okwarah, P., R. Gakunju, R. Kahuthia, and J. Thungu (2017). Emerging drugs of abuse: Current perspective on substituted opiates, nicotine, cannabinoids and cathinone among the urban populations in Kenya. At the NIDA International Forum at Montreal Canada, in June 2017

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R., Thungu, K.D., Kimani, R. and Wangu, L. (2016).Bostrichidae beetles associated with Acacia xanthophloea at Kenyatta University and Mitaboni in Nairobi and Machakos Counties, Kenya: 2nd biennial international conference held on 29th Nov- 2nd December 2016 at the Business and Student’s Services Centre (BSC) Kenyatta University

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R and Thungu, K.D.  (2016): Families of powderpost beetles and their associated natural enemies on Acacia xanthoploea in Machakos and Nairobi Counties, Kenya – 16th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production In The Tropics, Held on  28th  November – 2nd December 2016 at Chuka University, Chuka – KENYA

·         Tarmogin, S. O., Komi, F. and Kahuthia-Gathu, R. (2016).Seasonal Abundance of Amaranth Lepidopteran Defoliators and the Role of Indigenous Parasitoids and Phenylacetaldehyde in their Control in Nairobi County, Kenya 2nd biennial international conference held on 29th Nov- 2nd December 2016 at the Business and Student’s Services Centre (BSC) Kenyatta University

·         Mwangi, G.I., Solveigh, and Kahuthia-Gathu R. (2016).  Evaluating the potential of entomopathogenic nematode isolates in the management of fruit fly species in Nairobi County: 2nd biennial international conference held on 29th Nov- 2nd December 2016 at the Business and Student’s Services Centre (BSC) Kenyatta University

·         Kariuki, A.N. and Kahuthia-Gathu, R. (2015). Evaluation of tomato leaf extract in management of cabbage aphid Brevicoryne brassica on kale in Nairobi County. 15th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics. held on 1-4th Dec 2015 at Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization (KARLO), Kandara Center & Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), Murang’a County- Kenya

·         Omburo Stephen Tarmogin, Kahuthia-Gathu R and Fiaboe Komi (2015). "Performance of Apanteles hemara Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on Spoladea recurvalis F and Udea ferrugalis Hubner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). 31st Conference of the Association of African Insect Scientist (AAIS) held in Cotonou, Benin from 19th-23rd October, 2015

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R., Nyambo B. and Subramanian (2013). Impact of introduced parasitoid Cotesia plutellae on Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid guild on kale in semi-arid areas in Kenya. 11th African Crop science society conference in Entebbe, Uganda; from14-17 October 2013.

·         S.K. Ndungu, I Macharia, R. Kahuthis-Gathu and R. Githaiga Wahome. (2013). Impact of organic vegetable production system in Kiambu and Kajiado Counties of Kenya. 11th African Crop science society conference in Entebbe, Uganda; from14-17 October 2013.

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R., Nyambo B. and Subramanian (2013). Spread and establishment of exotic parasitoid Cotesia plutellae on diamondback moth and parasitoid guild on kale in Semi-arid areas of Kenya Mount Kenya University, 1st International Research & Innovation Conference at Safari Park Hotel From 28th -30th Aug 2013.

·         Luchidio M. T., Kahuthia-Gathu R. and Gatebe (2013). Impact of training boda boda operators and safety status in Kakamega County, Kenya Mount Kenya University 1st International Research & Innovation Conference at Safari Park Hotel from 28th -30th  Aug 2013

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R., Gakunju R., Okwarah P., and Thungu J. (2013). The Trends and patterns of Emerging in Kenya. 2nd National Conference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Theme: The Youth and Drugs: A Call for action: at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Gymnasium on 10th -13th June 2013.

·         Wangungu, C.W., Mwangi, M., Gathu, R. K. Muasya, R. and Mbaka, J. (2012).  Diversity of pathogens and symptoms associated with dieback on passion fruit in Kenya. Third RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 24 – 28th September 2012, Entebbe, Uganda. 1673-1677

·         Kahuthia-Gathu R and Maina Mwangi (2011). Studies on insect pests and diseases of chayote, sechium edule (swartz.) In Kenya aGRO 2011 Biennial Conference ‘Optimization Of Agricultural Value Chains For Sustainable Development’26th   – 28th September 2011

·         Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth. (2011). Seasonal incidence of Plutella xylostella Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its associated natural enemies in major crucifer growing areas of Kenya. 4th International e-Conference on Agricultural Biosciences.

·         C.W. Wangungu, M. Mwangi, R. Gathu, R. Muasya, J. Mbaka, & N. Kori. (2011).Reducing dieback disease incidence of passion fruit in Kenya through management practices; African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 10.  pp. 1  - 4

·         Carolyne W. Wangungu, Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu and Maina Mwangi, (2010). Studies on the die back disease of passion fruit in major production areas in Kenya Proceedings of the 3rd International e-Conference on Agricultural BioSciences Page: 68 – 69.

·         Njeri Njau, Maina Mwangi and Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu (2010). Evaluating health of macropropagated banana seedlings. Proceedings of the 3rd International e-Conference on Agricultural BioSciences.  Page: 64 – 65.

·         Wangungu C.W., Maina. M, Gathu R. K., Mbaka, J., and Kori J. N., (2010). Passion fruit production in Kenya: Opportunities and constraints. Contributions of Agricultural Sciences towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals pg. 55- 63.

·         Wangungu, C.W., Mwangi, M., Mbaka, J., Kori, N. and Gathu, R., (2010). Studies on the etiology, epidemiology and management of dieback disease of passion fruit in Kenya. Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 - 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda

·         Wangungu, C.W., Mwangi, M., Mbaka, J., Kori, N. and Gathu, R., (2010). Biotic constraints to passion fruit production in central and eastern provinces of Kenya. Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 - 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda. Pg 239-241

·         Njau N. Maina M., Gathu R. K., Mbaka J. and Muasya R. (2010). Propagation of healthy banana seedlings in relation to pest and disease management. Contribution of Agricultural Sciences towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals Pg. 75 -86.

·         Lohr, B, Gathu R. K. and Momanyi, C. 2004. Biological impact of the exotic diamondback moth parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Hellen) in Kenya. Paper presented at the International Congress of Entomology, August 16-21, Brisbane, Australia.

·         Lohr, B. and Gathu R. 2003. Bio-control based IPM for the diamondback moth in Eastern and Southern Africa on IPM development and implementation in Africa, September 2003, Kampala Uganda.

1.2.3.2 Workshops Papers

·         Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth (2006): Diversity, distribution and role of wild crucifers in major cabbage and kale growing areas of Kenya at the 5th International DBM Workshop in  24-28th October 2006: in Beijing, China

 

1.2.3.3 Seminar Papers

·         9-12th October 2000: Presented M sc. thesis paper on Evaluation of neem formulations for the control of selected pests of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) during Postgraduate Seminar, Kenyatta University.

 

1.2.5 Student Co-authored Publications

·         Stephen T. O. Othim, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu, Thomas Dubois, Sunday Ekesi, and Komi K. M. Fiaboe.The Effects of Pest-Resistant Amaranth Accessions on the Performance of the Solitary Endoparasitoid Apanteles hemara (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Against the Amaranth Leaf-Webber Spoladea recurvalis (Lepidoptera:Crambidae). Environmental Entomology, XX(X), 2018, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/eenvy183

·         Stephen T. O. Othim, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu, Thomas Dubois, Sunday Ekesi, and Komi K. M. Fiaboe. Screening for resistance against major lepidopteran and stem weevil pests of amaranth in Tanzania. Euphytica (2018) 214:182 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-018-2269-1

·         Stephen, T.O.Othim, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu, Thomas Dubois, Sunday Ekesiand Komi K.M.Fiaboe (2018). Expression of Resistance in Amaranthus spp. (Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae): Effects of Selected Accessions on the Behaviour and Biology of the Amaranth Leaf-Webber, Spoladea recurvalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Insects 2018, 9(2), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9020062

·         Luchidio M.T., Kahuthia-Gathu R. and Gatebe E.1 (2013). Impact of training boda boda operators and safety status in Kakamega County, Kenya.  International Journal of Advance Research, IJOAR .org Volume 1, Issue 9, September 2013, Online: ISSN 2320-9151

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