Half-day Microbio Seminar

The Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology in CoNAS hosted a half-day “Microbio” seminar featuring 3 local experts at Makerere University and a visiting scientist from Okayama university, Japan. Makerere University (through CoNAS and CAES) have an on-going 5-year MoU with Okayama University (through her Institute of Plant Sciences and Resources, IPSR) signed in November 2016. The presentations at the seminar were:
a) Lanthanide as a new life metal in microbiology. By: Assoc. Prof. Akio Tani, Institute of Plant Sciences and Resources (IPSR), Okayama University.
b) Transmission dynamics of African swine fever in an endemic setting at the livestock-wildlife interface. By: Assoc. Prof. Charles Masembe, Dept. of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, CoNAS, Makerere University.
c) Sustaining sweet potato productivity through exploiting reversion from sweet potato virus infections. By: Dr. Peter Wasswa, Dept. Agricultural Production, CAES, Makerere University.
d) Overcoming Xanthomonas wilt and rehabilitation of banana plantations in East and Central Africa. By: Assoc. Prof. Arthur K. Tugume, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, CoNAS, Makerere University.

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