James Kisaakye (Uganda)
Research topic: Development of biopesticides for below ground pest and nematode constraints of banana in East Africa.
Research goals: To develop a microbial consortium that will effectively target multiple below ground pest constraints of banana.
Host project and funding: Microbial Uptakes for Sustainable management of major banana pests and diseases – MUSA, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme.
Supervisors: Dr Sevgan Subramanian, Dr Solveig Haukeland and Dr Sunday Ekesi (icipe), and Dr Danny Coyne, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
Bio: James obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from Makerere University, Uganda, and na MSc in Nematology from Ghent University, Belgium.