Peter Akoll

Peter Akoll (BSc. MSc., PhD)


Makerere University, College of Natural Sciences,

Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences

Makerere University,

P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda


Tel.: +256 774 438 131

Dr. Peter Akoll is an Aquatic Ecologist, with teaching and research experience in Aquatic microbiology, Parasitology, Aquatic Animal Health mainly Fish diseases, and Limnology. He has an MSc in Environment Sciences with specialisation in Limnology and Wetland ecosystems (UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft) and a PhD in Aquatic Parasitology (University of Vienna). He has also received specialised training related to in Aquatic Animal Health including Aquatic Risk Analysis (FAO); Aquatic Disease Diagnostics and Control (University of Kasetsart, Thailand) and Fish Pathology (University of Bologna, Italy).  His research activities focuses on understanding biological interactions especially host–pathogen relationships and the influence of the environmental conditions on the aquatic disease epidemiology including response of (a) aquatic pathogens’ (bacteria and parasites) diversity, distribution and population dynamics (b) pathogenicity or virulence and host susceptibility to climate/environmental change and variability and (c) developing rapid diagnostic tools. Following his research activities, Peter has drafted a Fish Health Management guide for Uganda and coordinates fish farmers’ trainings in fish health management and monitors the implementation of Aquatic Biosecurity system.