Brand New From Norway; Dr Chengula of SUA awarded PhD

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27th April 2021 will be remembered by Dr Augustine Alfred Chengula, when he  succeeded to  defend his PhD in Virology at the Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology passed in flying colours on his studies and research titled;


Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) – development of PCR-based diagnostic assays and insights into infection mechanisms


In this research Dr Chengula specifically worked to:

  1. a) Develop and optimize a diagnostic PCR method for surveillance of TiLV in farmed and wild Nile tilapia from Lake Victoria in Eastern Africa
  2. b) Validate a quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) method for TiLV detection
  3. c) Assess the hemagglutination properties of TiLV and comparison to Influenza A and Infectious Salmon anaemia virus
  4. d) Determine the effect of Ammonium chloride on the replication of TiLV in E-11 cells

For More details on the study, please CLICK HERE



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