Pest Management Center – Sokoine University of Agriculture
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Pest Management Center
P.O. Box 3110
Phone: +255 764 876 530
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Dr. Ladslaus Mnyone holds a PhD in Medical Entomology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. This dynamic and solution driven researcher has the passion for studying and controlling the world’s most important insect disease vectors, particularly mosquitoes. Over the years, he has persistently demonstrated his wish to bring up potential vector control technologies to reality ‘bridging the gap between discovery and implementation'.
He has championed the development of entomopathogenic fungi as greener control tools against mosquitoes and other important disease vectors. He is also involved in exploring the mosquito control potential of endectocides (e.g. Ivermectin) and other novel insecticides.
Even more inspiring, Dr. Mnyone was among the team of Tanzanian (in fact, the lead Tanzanian researcher) and foreign researchers, who recently developed a new generation mosquito control technology ‘Eave Tubes’. Among other merits, Eave tubes technology is easy to install, protect the whole family and kill even the mosquitoes that are resistant to conventional insecticide formulations.
Subsequent to this exemplary endeavor, Dr. Mnyone became one among the first recipients of HDIF grants with his project titled ‘Eave tubes/bricks for elimination of malaria in peri-urban Tanzania’. Under the duration of this project (2015 – 2017), Mnyone et al. aim to i) install eave tubes/bricks in 2000 houses within peri-urban Morogoro and Dar es Salaam ii) measure impact and consumer acceptance, iii) establish a network of public and private stakeholders and iv) initiate activities towards local manufacturing of the technology. Undouptfully, Dr. Mnyone’s key ambition as a scientist will continue being ‘conducting high quality and solution oriented research’.
1. Fungus coated nets against mosquito-borne diseases (FCNet), funded by UBS (2011 to 2012), (€ 32,526) (Co-Principal Investigator).
2. A low –cost mosquito contamination device (MCD) for sustainable malaria mosquito control, funded by European Union (3 years project, 2012 – 2015) (€5,260,569) (Local Principal Investigator).
3. Eave tubes/bricks for malaria elimination in peri-urban Tanzania, funded by DFID through Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) (2 years, 2015 – 2017) (£397,000) (Principle Investigator)
4. Assessing the risk of malaria mosquitoes by identifying the genetic basis of their host preference, funded by Swedish Research Council (4 years, 2018 – 2022) (258,745 USD), (Local Principle Investigator)
Broecke BV; Mariën J, Sabuni CA, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Massawe AP, Matthysen E, Leirs H: Relationship between population density and viral infection: A role for personality? Ecology and Evolution 2019, 9:10213–10224.
Mulungu LS, Mchukya BM, Mnyone Ladslaus L: Trap barrier system (TBS) as a new tool for rodent pest management in irrigated rice in Africa. Intech Science, 2019.
1. Irene R Moshi, Lenore Manderson, Halfan S Ngowo, Yeromin P Mlacha, Fredros O Okumu, Mnyone Ladslaus L. (2018). Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania. Malaria journal 17(1), 397.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-018-2550-8
1. Lyimo I.N, Kessy S.T, Mbina K.F, Daraja A.A, Mnyone Ladslaus L: Ivermectin-treated cattle reduce blood digestion, egg production and survival of a free-living population of Anopheles arabiensis under semi-field condition in south-eastern Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2017, 16:239
2. Moshi I.R., Ngowo H, Dillip A, Msellemu D, Madumla E.P. Okumu F.O, Coetzee M, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Manderson L: Community perceptions on outdoor malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2017, 16:274
1. Knols BGJ, Farenhorst M, Andriessen R, Snetselaar J, Suer RA, Osinga AJ, Knols JMH, Deschietere J, Ng’habi KR, Lyimo IN, Kessy ST, Mayagaya VS, Sperling S, Cordel M, Sternberg ED, Hartmann P, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Rose A, Matthew TB: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction. Malaria Journal 2016, 15:404
2. Sternberg ED, Ng’habi KR, Lyimo IN, Kessy ST, Farenhorst M, Thomas MB, Knols BGJ, Mnyone Ladslaus L: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: initial development and semi-field evaluations in Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2016, 15
3. Moshi I.R., Ngowo H, Dillip A, Msellemu D, Madumla E.P. Okumu F.O, Coetzee M, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Manderson L: Community perceptions on outdoor malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2017, 16:274
1. Mazigo Humphrey D, Morona D, Kweka Eliningaya J, Mnyone Ladslaus L, Heukelbach J: Epilepsy and tropical parasitic infections in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review, Tanzania Journal of Health Research 2013, 15:(2)
1. Veronica Mwanyika (BLS), Repellent effect of Lantana camara against Culex quinquifasciatus, 2017 (Graduated)
2. Godfrey C. Katusy (BLS), Susceptibility of malaria vectors to selected pyrethroids at SUA Main Campus, 2017 (Graduated)
3. Tito A, Emmanuel (BVM), Co-existence of Anopheles and Culicine mosquitoes in natural breeding sites in Morogoro rural district (2018) (Graduated)
4. Sambula Paul (BVM), Title: Species composition and abundance of cockroaches across microhabitats in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania (2018)(Graduated)
5. Adamson Steven (BVM), Title: Effectiveness of control agents used against cockroaches in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania (2018) (Graduated)
6. Besimtwa Alfred (BVM), Title: Species composition and breeding sites characterization of Anopheles mosquitoes in Morogoro rural district, Tanzania (2018). (Graduated)
7. Emmanuel Siyame (BVM), Title: Prevalence of Plasmodium parasites in wild and domestic rodents in Morogoro Municipality (2018-2019)
8. Engitrauda Nyakunga (BVM), Title: Determining the effect of ivermectin and pyriproxyfen on survival and reproduction of cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (2019)
9. Petro Charles (BVM), Title: Assessing community knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards bedbugs infestation in peri-urban Morogoro (2019)
10. Miss. Restituta Sanga (BVM), 2018
1. Irene Moshi (PhD) Title: Socio-cultural gatherings and ceremonies and their role on mosquito biting exposure and outdoor malaria transmission in the Kilombero Valley, South Eastern Tanzania. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (Graduated).
2. Anna Ngumbi (PhD) Title: Use and misuse of Trypanocides and comparison of putatively drug resistant and sensitive stocks of Trypanosoma congolense isolated from Tanzania (Completed)
1. Stella T. Kessy (MSc) Title: A passive odour baited device for controlling Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Graduated)
2. Emmanuel Josephat (MSc) Title: Metagenomics analysis of viruses in rodents and other associated ectoparasites from selected human-wildlife interfaces in Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture (2017 onwards)
3. Grace Paul (MSc), Title: Insecticide susceptibility status of plague flea vectors in Lushoto and Mbulu districts, Tanzania (2018 onwards)
4. Godfrey C. Katusy (MPhil), Title: Malaria mosquitoes host preference and response to cattle associated volatiles. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania (2018 onwards)
5. Aikambe Joseph (MSc), Title: Anopheles mosquito species composition, abundance and biting behaviour: A case study of Kiloka and Mkuyuni, Morogoro, Tanzania (2017 onwards