Dr. Roy B. Mugiira

Dr. Roy B. Mugiirais the Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Authority(NBA) ofKenya. He holds a Ph.D inthe diagnosis of plant viral infections based on the alignment of their DNA sequences. He has researchexperience in thecloning of viral DNA genomes into gene silencing vectors for application in functional genomics.

Dr. Mugiira played a key role in the development of Kenya’s Biotechnology Development Policy and the Biosafety regulatory framework for Genetically Modified Organisms. He is the National Focal Point for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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