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Rosa-Stella Mbulu



PhD student in the framework of the CRC 1211 - Earth Evolution at the dry limit, here specifically B06.

My focus is on the evolutionary and genetic studies of selected desert-living beetles and angiosperms collected from populations of the Atacama and Namib deserts.



Since 01/2021           Doctoral Student, Institute for Genetics, (Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiehe), University of Cologne

10/2017 - 12/2020    Senior Technical Advisor - Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Project Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),  Windhoek/Namibia

10/2016 - 09/2017   Technical Executive - Analytical and Technical Supply Services Pty Ltd, Anatech-Windhoek/Namibia

08/2012 - 10/2016   Project Manager - Governance, Natural Resources Management & Agriculture at the KfW Development Bank, Windhoek/Namibia

11/2008 - 07/2012   Specialist Veterinary Diagnostician Head: Biotechnology and Alternate Acting Head Central Veterinary Laboratory, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry, Windhoek/Namibia

08/2001 - 09/2008   Veterinary Diagnostician: Head Biotechnology, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Directorate of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry, Windhoek/Namibia

03/2000 - 12/2000   Master of Science Research Student: “Comparative Genome Analysis within the Brassicaceae Family: Arabidopsis thaliana and Capsella rubella” at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding in Cologne (Prof. Dr. Renate Schmidt) in cooperation with the TUM (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wenzel)



R. S. Mbulu, G. Tjipura-Zaire, R. Lelli, J. Frey, P.  Pilo, E. M. Vilei, F. Mettler, R. A. J. Nicholas, O. J. B. Huebschle (2004), Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) caused by vaccine strain T1/44 of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. Mycoides SC. Vet Microbiol.: 98 (3-4):229-34, DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2003.11.007

K. Boivin, A. Acarkan, R. S. Mbulu, O. Clarenz, R. Schmidt (2004). The Arabidopsis genome sequence as a tool for genome analysis in Brassicacea. A comparison of the Arabidopsis thaliana and Capsella rubella genomes Plant Physiol: 135 (2):735-44 15208421,  DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.040030

M. Scacchia, R. Lelli, A. Peccio, T. Di Mattia, R. S. Mbulu,  A. L. Hager, F. Monaco, G. Savini, A. Pini:   African Horse Sickness : a description of outbreaks in Namibia, Veterinaria Italiana, 45 (2), 265- 274

F. Monaco, A. Polci, R. Lelli,  C. Pinoni, T. Di Mattia, R. S. Mbulu, M. Scacchia, G. Savini (2011) A new duplex real-time RT-PCR assay for sensitive and specific detection of African Horse sickness virus Molecular and Cellular Probes: 25(2-3): 87-93, DOI: 10.1016/j.mcp.2011.01.006

P. Colangelli, M. Ferrilli M, Quaranta F, Malizia E, R.S. Mbulu, E. Mukete, L. Iipumbu, A. Kamhulu  G.Tjipura-Zaire, C. Di Francesco, R. Lelli, M. Scacchia (2012) Laboratory information management system: an example of international cooperation in Namibia, Veterinaria Italiana; 48(3):241-51

K. Magwedere, R. Shilangale, R. S. Mbulu, Y. Hemberger, L.C. Hoffman and F. Dziva (2013). Microbiological quality and potential public health risks of export meat from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia. Meat Science 93: 73 – 78, DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2012.08.007