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Hannington Oryem-Origa

NAME: Hannington Oryem-Origa
YEAR OF BIRTH: 22nd November 1949
CITIZENSHIP: Ugandan
RANK: Professor
POSTAL ADDRESS: Makerere University, Department of Botany, P. O. Box 7062, /Kampala. Tel: 256 772 624932 E-mail: horyem-origa@botany.mak.ac.ug, / horyemoriga@gmail.com
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1974: BSc. Second Class Honours, Upper Division, Makerere University (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry)
1977: MSc.(Plant Physiology) Makerere University
1997: PhD.(Ecophysiology) Makerere University
WORKING EXPERIENCE
1974-1977: Special assistant in the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
1977-1984: Lecturer, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
1984-1999: Senior Lecturer Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
1986-1990: Head of Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
1997-2001: Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
1999-2004: Associate Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University.
2001-2005: Dean, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
2004 to date: Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Makerere University.
2005 to date: Registered as Environmental Practitioner (EP) with NEMA
2011 to date: Ag. Deputy Principal, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University
RELEVANT RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN:
  1. Chemical pollution in Queen Elizabeth National Park 1973.  (Internal Report).(Supported by the Uganda Institute of Ecology).
  2. Ethnobotanical Studies of Mt. Rwenzori National Park/Forested Area, Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda 1992-1997, (Supported by WWF, England and Makerere University)
  3. The Germination Ecology, seedling Biology and Some Chemistry of wild Robusta Coffee (Coffea canephora Froehner), 1992-1996. (Supported by Makerere University, NUFU Norway and the African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi).
  4. Study of the polluted area of Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve/National Park, 1996-1998, (Supported by UNESCO, Paris)
  5. Ethnobotanical Studies of Mabira Forest Area, Central Uganda, 1999-2003, (Supported by Makerere University).
  6. Revegetation of the pyrite trails in Queen Elizabeth National Park, 2001-2003, (Supported by FFEM, France)
  7. Natural regeneration studies in the pyrite trail in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, 2004-2005, (Supported by NORAD. Norway).
  8. Trends in natural regeneration in the pyrite trail in Queen Elizabeth national Park,  2007- 2008, (Supported by International Foundation for Science, Sweden).
  ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECT Restoration studies of the polluted and degraded habitats in Kasese District 2010- 2014 Supported by Sida, Sweden I am the PI and the Co-Investigators are Dr. Muhammad Ntale and Jamilu Ssenku, Professor Backeus from Sorderton University, Sweden RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED
  1. 1992-1995  Makerere University Research Grants
  2. 1992-1995  WWF, England
  3. 1993- 1996 NUFU PRO18/92 PhD Fellowship, Norway
  4. 1995- 1996 African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi
  5. 1996-1998  UNESCO-Paris
  6. 1999-2003 Makerere University Research Grants.
  7. 2001-2003 FFEM, France
  8. viii)2003-2004 NUFU, Norway.
  9. 2004-2005 NORAD, Norway.
  10. 2007-2008 International Foundation for Science, Sweden.
  11. 2010-2014  Sida, Sweden
AREAS OF TEACHING My current areas of teaching include Plant Physiology and Ethnobotany Courses I teach in the Department of Botany: i. Undergraduate courses
  1. ETB1206- Plant Structure and Functions
  2. BOT2202- Plant Physiology
  3. BCB1202-Ecological Physiology
  4. BOT3101- Plant Biochemistry
  5. BOT3102- Environmental Science and Energy Relations of Plant Communities
  6. BOT3103-Crop Weed Biology
  7. BOT3206- Plant Physiology
ii. Postgraduate courses
  1. BOT7229- Mineral Nutrition in Plants
  2. BOT7230- Plant-Water Relations
  3. iii)BOT7231- Stress Physiology and Phytoremediation