Associate Professor Femi Akinsanmi

Principal Research Fellow

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


My research team in crop protection is studying the biology, epidemiology and ecology of economically significant diseases and insect pests. The overarching objective of the research is to facilitate innovative and sustainable management of crop pests (insects and diseases) using disruptive new tools that can be incorporated with the less harmful existing control options in diverse farming systems.

Research Interests

  • Host-Pathogen interaction
    Elucidating pathogen biology, ecology and disease resistance
  • Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management
    Diagnostics and management of crop diseases

Research Impacts

Provide knowledge and develop innovative and sustainable strategies and new tools to reduce pesticide application rates that enhance economic and environmental benefits.


  • 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, Femi (2022). Macadamia integrated disease management (MC16018). Macadamia plant protection guide 2022–23. (pp. 23-24) edited by Jeremy Bright. Orange, NSW Australia: NSW Department of Primary Industries.

  • 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.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision