School of Science and Computing

Caroline KaduTutorial Fellow, Department of Life Sciences. Specialization area isBiochemistry and Molecular Biology. Has 8 years’ experience working in higher education.

To promote the use of biochemical and Molecular Biology techniques in sustainable research and development in agriculture, health and environmental conservation.

Workshops and Conferences attended
Presented a talk on Phylogeography of the Afromontane Prunus africana reveals a former migration corridor between East and West African highlands at the first IUFRO-FORNESSA congress, 25th – 30th June, 2012 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) headquarters Nairobi, Kenya


  1. Vinceti, B., Loo, J., Gaisberger, H., van Zonneveld, M. J., Schueler, S., Konrad, H., Kadu, C. A. C, Geburek, T., Vendramin, G. G. (2013). Conservation Priorities for Prunus africana Defined with the Aid of Spatial Analysis of Genetic Data and Climatic Variables. PLoS ONE 8 (3): e59987
  2. Kadu, C. A. C.,Konrad, H., Schueler, S., Muluvi, G. M., Eyog-Matig, O., Muchugi, A.,Williams, V.L., Ramamonjisoa, L., Kapinga, C., Foahom, B., Katsvanga, C., Hafashimana, D.,Obama, C., Geburek, T. (2013). Divergent pattern of nuclear genetic diversity across the range of the Afromontane Prunus africana mirrors variable Pleistocene climate of African highlands. Annals of Botany 111: 47-60
  3. Kadu, C. A. C., S. Schueler, H. Konrad, G. M., Muluvi, O. Eyog-Matig, A. Muchugi, V. L. Williams, L. Ramamonjisoa, C. Kapinga, B. Foahom, C. Katsvanga, D. Hafashimana, C. Obama and Geburek, T. (2012). Bioactive constituents in Prunus africana: Geographical variation throughout Africa and associations with environmental and genetic parameters.5 Phytochemistry 83: 70-78
  4. Kadu C. A. C., S. Schueler, H. Konrad, G. M. Muluvi, O. Eyog-Matig, A. Muchugi, V. L.Williams, L. Ramamonjisoa, C. Kapinga, B. Foahom, C. Katsvanga, D. Hafashimana, C. Obama and Geburek T. (2011). Phylogeography of the Afromontane Prunus africana reveals a former migration corridor between East and West African highlands. Molecular Ecology 20:165–178
  5. Jamnadass Ramni, Dawson Ian K, Anegbeh Paul, Asaah Ebenezar, Atangana Alain, Cordeiro Norbert J, Hendrickx Harrie, Henneh Samuel, Kadu Caroline AC, Kattah Cyril, Misbah Maha,Muchugi Alice, Munjuga Moses, Mwaura Lucy, Ndangalasi Henry J, Njau Chrispine Sirito, Nyame Samuel Kofi, Ofori Daniel, Peprah Theresa, Russell Joanne, Rutatina Fidelis, Sawe Corodius, Schmidt Lars, Tchoundjeu Zac, Simons Tony. (2010) Allanblackia, a new tree crop in Africa for the global food industry: market development, smallholder cultivation and biodiversity management. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 19: 251–268
  6. Cavers S., Munro R. C., Kadu C. A. C. and Konrad H. (2010) Transfer of Microsatellite Loci for the tropical tree Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman. Silvae Genetica 58 (5-6): 276-279 Muge E., Burg K., Kadu C., Muchugi A., Lemurt S. and Jamnadass R. (2009) Isolation of high quality DNA and RNA from cambium of the East African Greenheart (Warburgia ugandensis). African Journal of Biotechnology 8 (13): 3036-3040
  7. Russell J. R., Kadu C. A. C., Jamnadass R., Booth A., Cordeiro N. J., Woodhead M. and Dawson I. K. (2009) AFLP and SSR diversity in the African fruit tree Allanblackia: implications for management of a genus newly subject to domestication for the edible oil industry. Tree Genetics & Genomes 5: 517–527
  8. Akinnifesi F.K., Kwesiga F., Mhango J., Chilanga T., Mkonda A., Kadu C.A.C., Kadzere I.,Mithofer D., Saka J.D.K., Sileshi G., Ramadhani T. And Dhliwayo P. (2006) Towards the development of miombo fruit trees as commercial tree crops in southern Africa. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 16: 103–12
  9. Kadu, C. A. C., Imbuga, M., Jamnadass, R. and Dawson, I. K. (2006) Genetic management of indigenous fruit trees in southern Africa: a case study of Sclerocarya birrea based on nuclear and chloroplast variation. South African Journal of Botany 72:421–427
  10. Lengkeek, A.G., Mwangi, A. M., Agufa, C.A.C., Ahenda, J.O. and Dawson, I. K. (2006).Comparing genetic diversity in agroforestry systems with natural forest: a case study of the important timber tree Vitex fischeri in central Kenya. Agroforestry systems 67: 293 - 300
  11. Muchugi, A., Lengkeek, A. G., Kadu, C. A. C., Muluvi, G. M., Njagi, E. N. M. and Dawson, I.
    K. (2006). Genetic variation in the threatened medicinal tree Prunus africana in Cameroon and Kenya: implications for current management and evolutionary history. South African Journal of Botany 72: 498–506
  12. Agufa, C.A.C. (2002). Genetic variation in Sclerocarya birrea and Uapaca kirkianaIndigenous fruit trees of the Miombo. MSc Thesis. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.6
  13. Djikeng, A., Agufa, C., Donelson, J.E. and Majiwa, P.A.O. (1998) Generation of expressed sequence tags as physical landmarks in the genome of Trypanosoma brucei. Gene 221: 93-106
  14. Majiwa, P.A.O., Djikeng, A., Donelson, J.E. and Agufa, C. (1998) Contribution of genome analysis to understanding of the biology of, and diseases caused by, African trypanosomes. J. Protozool. Res. 8: 214-223

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