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ATPS Malawi Chapter

Chapter Coordinator

Dr Kingdom M. Kwapata

Dr Kingdom M. Kwapata is a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology for Horticulture and Forest Crops at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bunda College since 2011. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of chemistry and microbiology for health practitioners at the Lansing Community College USA from 2009-2011. He was also a former National Coordinator, Malawi Human Rights Youth Network from 2002-2006. Dr. Kwapata has developed an efficient and reproducible system for in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of dry beans which has been patented under the international patenting laws. Using the system he has further developed, several transgenic bean lines with genes that confer drought tolerance (HVA1, LEA 3 proteins), antifungal resistance gene (gf2.8 an oxalate oxidase), herbicide resistant gene (B-glucuronidase ), screenable marker gene (GUS) and an anti-HIV pharmaceutical gene (SLPI). 

Dr Kwapata holds a PhD in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology from the Michigan State University (2006 – 2010), an MSc in Horticulture Biotechnology from the University of Malawi (2004-2006), and a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Malawi (1997 – 2001). 

Contact details:

Dr Kingdom  M. Kwapata 

Lecturer, 

Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology for Horticulture and Forest Crops

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 

Bunda College, P.O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi

E-mail: kwapata@yahoo.com

Tel: +265-999195477


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