Associate Professor Femi Akinsanmi

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 344 32453


Research area: Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management

My research approach incorporates modern research tools relating to plant disease epidemiology, host genetics, pathogen taxonomy and decision support systems. My research informs disease management systems in agricultural ecosystems, including grain and cereal broadacre crops, and horticultural tree nut and fruit crops, in developing and developed countries.

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


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


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Book Chapter

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

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