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Fikira Kimbokota

Country of origin: Tanzania Currently in: Tanzania, Iringa General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2011 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

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

Research Keywords: 
chemical ecology
kairomones
pheromones
fruit flies
pesticides

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 profession

Current professional activities type: 
Teaching

Workshop and Conference Attended

April 2018 Tapachula, Mexico 10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance
December 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 Forum
May, 2016 Sweden Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (IC-E3) Final Symposium
October, 2011 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS) International Conference
February, 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)

Affiliations

Tanzania Educational Development Agenda (TEDA)
The African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides (ANCAP)

Presentation given

2018
Electrophysiological responses of maxillary palpi of Tephritidae fruit flies to fruits and food based volatiles
Tapachula, Mexico
Event: 10th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance
2017
Role of Maxillary Palpi in Tephritidae Fruit Flies Behaviours
Mombasa, Kenya
Event: 10th Symposium of the African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants (ANCAP)
2017
Role of Maxillary Palpi on Tepritid Fruit Flies Behaviours
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Event: Schlumberger Faculty for the Future fellows Forum
May 2016
Electrophysiological responses of the maxillary palpi of B. dorsalis to volatiles of four hosts
Alnarp, Sweden
Event: Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (IC-E3) Final Symposium
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Apr 2015
Fellowship to carry out research in Sweden for two year from Schlumberger Foundation under Faculty for the Future programme
Awarded 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 2006
PhD Scholarship
Awarded 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.