Juliette Ongus

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InstitutionThe International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
African Insect Science for Food and Health,
Postal addressP.O. Box 30772
Office phone+254 (20) 8632000
Mobile phone+254 722339682
Fax+254 (20) 8632001/8632002
Alternative e-mailjulietteongus@yahoo.co.uk
Job /  professional statusResearcher,Professor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
Research interestsDisease diagnosis,
 Emerging viral infections,
 Cell culture,
 Molecular Biology,
 Virus-host interactions,
Publications1. Zhang, Q., Ongus, J. R. Boot, W-J., Calis, J., Bonmatin, J-M., Bengsch, E. and Peters, D. (2007). Detection and localisation of picorna-like virus particles in tissues of Varroa destructor, an ectoparasite of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. October 2007, 96(2): 97 – 105.

2. Ongus, J. R. Roode, E. C., Pleij, C. W. A., Vlak J. M. & van Oers, M. M. (2006). The 5' non-translated region of Varroa destructor virus 1 (genus Iflavirus): structure prediction and IRES activity in Lymantria dispar cells. Journal of General Virology. November 2006, 87 (11): 3397-3407.

3. Ongus, J. R. (2006). Varroa destructor virus 1: A new picorna-like virus in Varroa mites as well as honeybees. PhD thesis. Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. ISBN 90-8504-363-8.

4. Ongus, J. R., Peters, D., Bonmatin, J. Bengsch, E., Vlak, J. M. and Oers, M. M. (2004). Complete sequence of a picorna-like virus of the genus Iflavirus replicating in the mite Varroa destructor. Journal of General Virology 85: 3747-3755.