Françoise Kanga, PhD


Françoise Kanga obtained a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (2012) and a MSc in Nematology (2005), both from the University of Ghent, Belgium. She also holds a diploma in Agricultural Sciences from the Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences (FASA), Cameroon (2003). Her primary research areas include the integrated management of plant-parasitic nematodes in agro-ecosystems as well as the use of insect-parasitic nematodes as biological control agents to control insect pests. During her PhD, she used a combination of morphological and molecular approaches and crossbreeding to identify and describe two new species of Steinernema. Currently, her other research interest includes using DNA metabarcoding technologies to explore nematodes diversity.

Selected publications:

Kanga F.N., L. Wayenberge, S. Hauser, M. Moens. 2012. Distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in Southern Cameroon. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109, 41–51.

Kanga, F.N., P.Q. Trinh, L. Wayenberge, S.E. Spiridonov, S. Hauser, M. Moens. 2012. Two new species of Steinernema Travassos, 1927 from the humid forest of southern Cameroon. Russian Journal of Nematology 20, 15–36.