Journal Editor in Chief – Dr. Moses Muraya

Contacts:             Institution: Chuka University, Kenya Postal Address: 109-60400 Chuka, Kenya, Telephone Number: +254704999099, Email:

Profession:      Geneticist/Plant Breeder; Lecturer


2015       AJHS Editor in Chief


2009       PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding         University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2004       M.Sc. in Plant Breeding Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

1999       B.Sc. in Agriculture          University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Selected publications

Muraya MM, Schmutzer T, Ulpinnis C, Scholz U, Altmann T (2015) Targeted sequencing reveals large-scale sequence polymorphism in maize candidate genes for biomass production and composition PLoS ONE 10(7)

Junker A, Muraya MM, Weigelt-Fischer K, Arana-Ceballos F, Klukas C, Melchinger AE, Meyer RC, Riewe D, Altmann T (2015) Optimizing experimental procedures for quantitative evaluation of crop plant performance in high throughput phenotyping systems. Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 5(770):1-21.

Muraya MM, Geiger HH, Sagnard F, Toure L, Traore PCS, Togola S, de Villiers S, Parzies HK (2012) Adaptive values of wild × cultivated sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) moench) hybrids in generations F1, F2, and F3. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 59:83-93

Muraya MM, de Villiers S, Parzies HK, Mutegi E, Fagnard F, Kanyenji BM, Kiambi D, Geiger HH (2011) Genetic structure and diversity of wild sorghum populations (Sorghum spp.) from different eco-geographical regions of Kenya. Theoretical Applied Genetics. 123:571-583.

Muraya MM, Mutegi E, Geiger HH, de Villiers SM, Sagnard F, Kanyenji BM, Kiambi D, Parzies HK (2011) Wild sorghum from different eco-geographic regions of Kenya display a mixed mating system. Theoretical Applied Genetics. 122:1631-1639