Fathiya M. Khamis

Fathiya M. Khamis

Dr Khamis is Postdoctoral Fellow at icipe, whose main interest is the exploitation of molecular tools in the development of integrated pest management strategies.

At icipe, Dr Khamis is attached to the African Fruit Fly Programme, and to the Arthropod Pathology Unit.

Her current research is on invasive and non invasive fruit flies and other pests of economic importance to the agricultural sector, mainly focusing on how to employ molecular tools for identification, delineation of species, inference of genetic variability and population genetic structures of pests as a prelude for management strategies to be put in place. She is also using  molecular tools in characterisation of entomopathogenic fungi.

Dr Khamis obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology in 2009 from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, and she has authored and co-authored over 10 peer reviewed publications in this field.