Summer Course Nematology - Ethiopia

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The Nematology Summer Course is a 6 weeks training. This course is offered to staff working in different Ethiopian universities and  research institutions with a focus on staff involved in plant protection. Course participants will have access to the lab facilities of the plant nematology laboratory, greenhouse facilities, digital demonstrations and ICT facilities at JUCAVM. Participants will work in team, collect soil and plant samples from the field, extract nematodes, quantify process, mount nematodes and carry out morphometric analysis, and identify specimens at least to genus level. In addition, they will learn potential nematode damage symptoms in the field. For more details on the programme please download the programme here.

Venue: Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM)

There are 10 student positions available per year for which the International MSc in Agro- and Environmental Nematology offers 10 grants of 1365 € to cover flight, accommodation and daily expenses (lump sum).  No additional tuition fees are required. The scholarship will be paid in 2-weekly installations (3 allowances in total for 6 weeks). 

Lecturing Staff

Dr. Beira H. Meressa is a graduate of our European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) and obtained a PhD in 2014 from Department of Phytomedicine, Institute for Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn. He since then returned to work at Jimma University as assistant professor of nematology and his current research focuses on plant parasitic nematodes of horticultural crops. He is the organiser of the Nematology Summer Course.

Other staff involved are Ethiopian alumni from the International MSc in Agro- and Environmental Nematology and every year a guest professor will be invited to give part of the course.