Dr. Juliet Akello

Country of current residence

Zambia

Current position

Plant pathologist/ Project Coordinator (Aflatoxin Mitigation Project)

Current institute employer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-Zambia)

Since

2013

Website current institute
Previous positions

2012- 2013: Senior Lecturer, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Rwanda, Nyagatare Campus

Current donors

USAID

Profession

Entomologist

Degrees / expertise

MSc. in Crop Science (June, 2008), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda.

 

Title: Beauveria bassiana Balsamo (Vuillemin) as an endophyte to control the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar)

 

BSc. Biomedical Laboratory Technology (October, 2005), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

Professional experience

- Research Associate (Sept. 2007-July 2008), Makerere University Walter Reed Project, Kampala-Uganda

 

-Part-time Lecturer (August 2006- June, 2008), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

2012

Akello J. and R. Sikora.  2012.  Systemic acropedal influence of endophyte seed treatment on Acyrthosiphon pisum and Aphis fabae offspring development and reproductive fitness.  Biological Control, 61 : 215-221 .
Akello, J.  2012.  Biodiversity of fungal endophytes associated with maize, sorghum and Napier grass and the influence of biopriming on resistance to leaf mining, stem boring and sap sucking insect pests.  Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Ecology and Development Series No. 86, Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen  Download [PDF]

2009

Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D. and Kyamanywa, S.  2009.  The effects of Beauveria bassiana dose and exposure duration on colonization and growth of tissue cultured banana (Musa sp.) plants. Biological control. 
Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D., and Hillnhütter, C.  2009.  Beauveria bassiana as an artificial endophyte in tissue culture banana plants: a novel way to combat the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus. Acta Horticulturae,. 

2008

Akello, J., Coyne, D., Wasukira, A. and Dubois, T.  2008.  The entomopathogenic fungi, Beauvaria bassiana, provide Radopholus similis control in bananas. In: 5th International Congress of Nematology, Program and Abstracts, 13th – 18th July 2008, Brisbane Australia.. 
Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D. and Kyamanywa, S.  2008.  Effect of endophytic Beauveria bassiana on populations of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, and their damage in tissue-cultured banana plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 
Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D. and Kyamanywa, S.  2008.  Endophytic Beauveria bassiana in banana (Musa spp.) reduces banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) fitness and damage. Crop protection. 
Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D. and Kyamanywa, S.  2008.  Endophytic Beauveria bassiana: is it a worthy goal against the banana weevil? In: 1st International Banana Conference, Program and Abstracts, 5th – 9th October 2008, Mombasa, Kenya. 

2007

Akello, J., Dubois, T., Coyne, D., Gold, C.S. & Kyamanywa, S.  2007.  Colonization and persistence of the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana in tissue culture banana. In: Proceedings of the 8th African Crop Science Society Conference, El-Minia, 27th – 31st October 2007 pp. 857–861. 
Akello, J., Dubois, T., Gold, C.S., Coyne, D., Nakavuma, J. and Paparu, P.  2007.  Beauveria bassiana balsamo (vuillemin) as a potential endophyte in tissue culture banana (Musa spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 

2005

Dubois, T., Gold, C.S., Paparu, P., Akello, J., Adipala, E. and Coyne, D.  2005.  Beauveria basssiana and Fusarium oxysporum as endophytes in banana tissue culture plants. In: 38th Annual Meeting, Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Program and Abstracts, 7-11 August 2005, Anchorage, Alaska. 
Gold, C.S., Nankinga, C., Tinzaara, W., Dubois, T., Akello, J. and Tushemereirwe, W.  2005.  Microbial control of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, with Beauveria bassiana. In: 38th Annual Meeting, Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Program and Abstracts, 7-11 August 2005, Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Research themes
  • Knowledge
  • Macroeconomic Issues
Research countries
  • Kenya
Professional experience

- Research Associate (Sept. 2007-July 2008), Makerere University Walter Reed Project, Kampala-Uganda

 

-Part-time Lecturer (August 2006- June, 2008), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

Degrees

MSc. in Crop Science (June, 2008), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda.

 

Title: Beauveria bassiana Balsamo (Vuillemin) as an endophyte to control the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar)

 

BSc. Biomedical Laboratory Technology (October, 2005), Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ (DAAD, GTZ)

Cooperation partners

- International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE- Kenya)

Juliet Akello

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management