Dr Olufemi Akinsanmi

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Plant Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
o.akinsanmi@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32453

Overview

Research area: Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management

Dr Femi Akinsanmi is an applied Plant Pathologist. Femi’s research approach incorporates modern research tools relating to plant disease epidemiology, host genetics, pathogen taxonomy and decision support systems, to inform disease management systems in agricultural ecosystems. Femi’s experience extends from tertiary teaching, to consulting plant industries and research on diseases of soybeans, wheat, and horticultural crops including macadamia and apples, in both developing and developed countries. His service and industry engagement activities undergird the delivery of integrated disease management strategy, with significant benefits to all stakeholders.

Research Interests

  • Plant Disease Epidemiology
    Diagnostics and management of diseases caused by fungal pathogens and soilborne pathogens such as Phytophthora species
  • Host-Pathogen interaction
    Elucidating varietal susceptibility and response of host plant to infection by plant pathogens

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Master of Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Akinsanmi, O.A., Miles, A. and Drenth, A. (2009). Macadamia. In Tony Cooke, Denis Persley and Susan House (Ed.), Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia (pp. 149-156) Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Akinsanmi, O., Nisa, S., Jeff-Ego, O. and Drenth, A. (2016). Multiple Pestalotiopsis and Neopestalotiopsis species cause flower bight of macadamia in Australia. In: Annual Meeting of the American-Phytopathological-Society (APS), Tampa, FL, United States, (122-122). Jul 30-Aug 03, 2016.

  • Akinsanmi, F, Searle, C. and Drenth, A. (2015). Botryosphaeriaceae associated with macadamia branch die-back is becoming a significant pathogen in Australia. In: APS Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4-5). 1-5 August, 2015.

  • Akinsanmi O. A. (2015). Macadamia flower blight caused by a complex of pathogens: a redefinition of disease name. In: 7th International Macadamia symposium, Kruger National Park, South Africa, (). 10 -13 August 2015.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A., Russell, D., Neal J., Drenth A and Topp B. (2015). Prospects of genetic resources for Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance in macadamia. In: 7th International Macadamia symposium, Kruger National Park, South Africa, (). 11-13 August 2015.

  • Harteveld, D. O., Akinsanmi, O. A. and Drenth, A. (2012). Etiology and epidemiology of Alternaria leaf blotch and fruit spot of apple in Australia. In: Phytopathology. Annual Meeting of the American-Phytopathological-Society (APS), Providence Ri, (51-51). Aug 04-08, 2012.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Drenth, Andre (2010). Stress predispose macadamia roots to Phytophthora infection. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium. 6th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, Twin Waters Qld., Australia, (28-28). 9-11 August 2010.

  • Drenth, Andre, Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Miles, Andrew (2009). Macadamia diseases in Australia. In: Southern African Macadamia Growers' Association Yearbook: Proceedings of the 4th International Macadamia Symposium. 4th International Macadamia Symposium, Skukuza, South Africa, (48-52). 6-9 September 2009.

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. and Drenth, A. (2009). Pyraclostrobin is effective against husk spot. In: Southern African Macadamia Growers' Association Yearbook: Proceedings of the 4th International Macadamia Symposium. 4th International Macadamia Symposium, Skukuza, South Africa, (53-56). 6-9 September 2009.

  • Akinsanmi, O. A., Miles, A. K. and Drenth, A. (2008). Unravelling the evolutionary dynamics of a novel cercosporoid fungus. In: A. Porta-Puglia and P. Gonthier, ICPP 2008 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology: Abstracts of Invited and Offered Papers. 9th International Mycological Congress, Torino, Italy, (81-81). 24-29 August 2008.

  • Chakraborty, S., Scott, J. B., Akinsanmi, O. A., Liu, C. J., Mitter, V. and Dill-Macky, R. (2006). Fusarium pathogens of wheat in Australia. In: T. Ban, J.M. Lewis and E.E. Phipps, The Global Fusarium Initiative for International Collaboration. A Strategic Planning Workshop held at CIMMYT, El Batán, Mexico, (42-44). 14 - 17 March 2006.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision