WHO IS CHENGULA

Augustino Alfred Chengula is a Lecturer of Virology and Molecular Biology at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania. He holds a bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine (2007) and a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2013) from SUA. During his masters studies, he did a research on “Molecular Epidemiology of Rift Valley fever and its socio-economic impacts in selected areas of Tanzania” and managed to publish two articles in international peer reviewed journals. He now teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Virology and Molecular Biology SUA. His research interests are mainly in the fields of Molecular Virology and Vaccinology. He is currently doing research on viruses of fish (Iridoviruses and the newly emerged Tilapia lake virus)  focusing on the development of new generation vaccines against diseases of fish.

His permanent address is P. O. Box 3019, SUA, MOROGORO, TANZANIA. E-mail: achengula@suanet.ac.tz

Publications

Published

Msomi, A., Kandusi, S., Ndusilo, N., Mathis, M., Kasanga, C.J., Chengula, A.A., 2018. Molecular characterization of infectious bursal disease virus detected in Morogoro , Tanzania, in: Tanzania Veterinary Journal 35. African Journals Online, pp. 29–35.

Mugimba, K.K., Chengula, A.A., Wamala, S., Mwega, E.D., Kasanga, C.J., Byarugaba, D.K., Mdegela, R.H., Tal, S., Bornstein, B., Dishon, A., Mutoloki, S., David, L., Evensen, Munang’andu, H.M., 2018. Detection of tilapia lake virus (TiLV) infection by PCR in farmed and wild Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) from Lake Victoria. J. Fish Dis. 41, 1181–1189.

Msoffe, G., Chengula, A., Kipanyula, J.M., Mlozi, R.S.M., Sanga, A.C., 2018. Poultry Farmers ’ Information needs and Extension advices in Kilosa , Tanzania : Evidence from Mobile- based Extension , Advisory and Learning System. Libr. Philos. Pract.

Swai E. S, Rukambile E. J, Chengula A. A, Wilson, R.T (2017). Endo-, ecto-and haemo-parasites of pigs in Tanzania. International Biology Review, 1: 1-10.

Chengula A, Lucas BK, Mzula A (2015) Assessing the Awareness , Knowledge , Attitude and Practice of the Community towards Solid Waste Disposal and Identifying the Threats and Extent of Bacteria in the Solid Waste Disposal Sites in Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. Journal of  Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare5:54–66.

Khamesipour F, Doosti A, Koohi A, Chehelgerdi M, Mokhtari-Farsani A, Chengula A. (2015) Determination of the presence of Babesia DNA in blood samples of cattle, camel and sheep in Iran by PCR. doiSerbia 67 (1):1–20. doi: 10.2298/ABS140410009K

Chengula A, Lushino A, Mbise J, Mzula A, Mafie E, Mwega E, Makundi I, Peter E (2014) Determination of bacterial load and antibiotic susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from students ’ toilets at Sokoine University of Agriculture , Morogoro , Tanzania. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 5:1–11.

Chengula A.A., Kasanga, C.J., Mdegela R.H., Sallu, R., Yongolo, M. (2014). Molecular detection of Rift Valley fever virus in serum samples from selected areas of Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Animal Health and Production,  46(4):629-34. doi: 10.1007/s11250-014-0540-6.

Chengula, A.A, Mdegela, R.H, Kasanga, C.J. (2013). Socio-economic impact of Rift Valley fever to pastoralists and agro pastoralists in Arusha, Manyara and Morogoro regions in Tanzania. SpringerPlus, 2:549. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-2-549.

Chengula, A., Mdegela, R.H, Kasanga, C.J. (2013). Awareness, knowledge and practice of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists towards livestock diseases affecting domestic animals in Arusha, Manyara and Morogoro Regions, Tanzania. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing, 1: 13-19.

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