Fikira KimbokotaCountry of origin: Tanzania Currently in: Tanzania, Iringa General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2011 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
1. Chemical ecology of Tephritid fruit flies of ecumenic importance in Tanzania and Africa at large aiming at developing lure for their management from fruits volatiles as well as fermentation products from their food. 2. Evaluation of pesticide residue level in along river basin soils and waters
Publications resulting from Research:
1. Fikira Kimbokota and Baldwyn Torto. (2013). Candidate Attractants for Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) Male Flies from Gynandropsis gynandra (Capparidaceae). Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 3, (7): 35-44.
2. Fikira Kimbokota, Peter George Nganga Njagi, Baldwyn Torto, Sunday Ekesi and Ahmed Hassanali (2013). Responses of Bactrocera invadens (Diptera:Tephritidae) to Volatile Emissions of Fruits of Three Host Plants. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 3, (6):53-60.
3. Mainen J Moshi, Pax J Masimba, Ramadhani SO Nondo, Zakaria H Mbwambo, Modest C Kapingu, Makuru Mohamed, and Fikira Kimbokota (2007) Anticonvulsant Activity of Extracts of Diospyros Fischeri Stem Bark. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 4, (1): 94–98.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:Teaching
Workshop and Conference AttendedApril 2018 Tapachula, Mexico 10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic ImportanceDecember 2017 Mombasa, Kenya 10th Symposium of the African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants (ANCAP)November, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Schlumberger Faculty for the Future fellows ForumMay, 2016 Sweden Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (IC-E3) Final SymposiumOctober, 2011 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS) International ConferenceFebruary, 2008 Arusha, Tanzania International Conference on Semiochemicals (SEMIO-08)December, 2003 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania East and southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Workshop (ESAECW) and Fifth Theoretical chemistry workshop in Africa (TCWA)
AffiliationsTanzania Educational Development Agenda (TEDA)The African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides (ANCAP)
Presentation given2018Electrophysiological responses of maxillary palpi of Tephritidae fruit flies to fruits and food based volatilesTapachula, MexicoEvent: 10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance2017Role of Maxillary Palpi in Tephritidae Fruit Flies BehavioursMombasa, KenyaEvent: 10th Symposium of the African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants (ANCAP)2017Role of Maxillary Palpi on Tepritid Fruit Flies BehavioursCambridge, United KingdomEvent: Schlumberger Faculty for the Future fellows ForumMay 2016Electrophysiological responses of the maxillary palpi of B. dorsalis to volatiles of four hostsAlnarp, SwedenEvent: Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (IC-E3) Final Symposium
Other AwardsApr 2015Fellowship to carry out research in Sweden for two year from Schlumberger Foundation under Faculty for the Future programmeAwarded a scholarship for Post Doctoral studies in Sweden at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp. Working on Chemical ecology of Tephritid fruit flies specifically role of maxillary palpi in their behaviours.Sep 2006PhD ScholarshipAwarded a PhD scholarship by International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) under African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS) to undertake PhD studies.