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Redempta Athanas Kajungiro

Redempta Athanas Kajungiro
Redempta is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural sciences (SLU). Her MSc research focused on molecular cloning of two Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFα) Genes in Crucian Carp (Carassius carassius) and study their expression Patterns before and after bacterial infection (Aeromonas hydrophila). Her currently PhD project focus on exploring genetic diversity and genetic parameters of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) strains as a baseline for the establishment of Tilapia Breeding program in Tanzania. She is interested in Aquaculture Genomics, Genetics and Breeding.


Assistant Lecturer in general Aquaculture  and Aquaculture Genetics at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. 


Tilapia breeding program in Tanzania


PhD. Animal Sciences- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

MSc. Aquaculture - Ningbo University, China

BSc. Fisheries and Aquaculture-  University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Selected publications

Kajungiro, Redempta Athanas (2020). Towards a sustainable tilapia breeding program in Tanzania. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics. (2020:62).

Kajungiro, R. A., Palaiokostas, C., Pinto, F. A. L., Mmochi, A. J., Mtolera, M., Houston, R. D., & de Koning, D. J. (2019). Population Structure and Genetic Diversity of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Strains Cultured in Tanzania. Frontiers in Genetics, 10, 1269.

Kajungiro, R., Mapenzi, L., Nyinondi, C., Haldén, A. N., Mmochi, A., Chacha, M., ... & de Koning, D. J. (2019). The Need of a Structured Tilapia Breeding Program in Tanzania to Enhance Aquaculture Production: A Review. Tanzania Journal of Science, 45(3), 355-371.

Kajungiro, R.A., Xue, L. & Aynealem, M. Molecular cloning and expression patterns of two tumor necrosis factor alpha genes in crucian carp (Carassius carassius). Mol Biol 49, 120–129 (2015).