Geoffrey Odhiambo Ong’ondo

Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Geoffrey Odhiambo Ong'ondo

Postdoc

Guest Scientist from October – December 2018

at the Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck (LFUI) in the research group ‘Ecology and Taxonomy of planktonic Ciliates

Morphological description and taxonomy of ciliates from Lakes Turkana and Bogoria, Kenya

Ernst-Mach-Follow-Up Grant of the OeAD

Scientific CV

Sep 2014: Ph.D. at the University of Duisburg-Essen (D) und the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck (A), Topic: Molecular diversity, community structure and taxonomy of ciliates in the Rift Valley in Kenya (Supervisors: Jens Boenigk and Bettina Sonntag)

Mar 2012–Mar 2014 (PI): German International Exchange Program (DAAD fellowship A/10/96779)

Mar 2011–Feb 2012 (PI): APPEAR Fellowship of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OEAD: ICM-2010-01186)

Oct 2007-Apr 2009 Master of Science (Environmental Science), UNESCO – IHE, Institute for water education, Delft, The Netherlands and Mondsee, Austria, thesis: The ecology of ciliated protists and intra-specific variation of Frontonia sp. in two saline-alkaline Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. Supervisors J. Boenigk (formerly Mondsee) and A.W. Yasindi (University of Egerton, Egerton, Kenya)

2003-2006 Bachelor of Science (Botany, Zoology), Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya

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