4th Symposium in Zambia

Symposium Program on September 3rd 2012

(The 4th International Toxicology Symposium was closed.)


  • 9:00-9:10 Welcome Address
  • Prof. Aaron S. Mweene (Dean, Samora Machel School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Zambia)

  • 9:10-9:20 Opening Remarks
  • Prof. Stephen Simukanga (Vice-Chancellor, the University of Zambia)

    --Oral & Poster Sessions—

    (Honorifics omitted)

    Morning Oral Session (9:20-12:10)

  • 9:20-10:15 Symposium Lecture
  • O-1 The Problem of Plastic in Africa
  • Nabil H.H. Bashir (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, Sudan)
  • 10:15-11:10 Keynote Lecture
  • O-2 Pesticide Regulation, Use, Risk, and Management in Africa
  • Salah A. Soliman (Alexandria University)
  • 11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

  • 11:30-11:55
  • O-3 Tetracycline residues in carcasses of Mansoura Abattoir
  • Morshdy Alaa Eldin Mohamed Ali (Zagazig University, Egypt)
  • 11:55-12:20
  • O-4 Biomarkers of pollution in Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus, in rivers of the Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • JHJ van Vuren (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 12:20-14:00 Lunch & Poster Discussion Time

    Poster Session (12:20-14:00)

    Core time Even number: 12:20-13:10 / Odd number: 13:10-14:00

    P-1 Effect of endosulfan, deltamethrin and profenophos on soil microbial respiration and enzymes activities.
    Naré Rayim-Wendé Alice (Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Burkina Faso)

    P-2 The economics of mineral resources in DR Congo
    John Ngoy Kalenga (Hokkaido University, Japan and DR Congo)

    P-3 Bio-monitoring of multi-mycotoxin exposure in human urine samples from Cameroon using a multi-biomarker approach
    Wilfred Angie Abia (University of Yaounde I, Cameroon)

    P-4 Heavy metal residues in canned fishes
    Ahmed Elsayed Tharwat Mohammed (Zagazig University, Egypt)

    P-5 Distribution of metals in organs of Clarias gariepinus, Heterobranchus bidorsalis and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus from River Offin at Dunkwa-on-Offin, Ghana
    Jemima T. Marfo (University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

    P-6 Concentrations and sources of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the air from KNUST campus and Kejetia lorry station, Kumasi-Ghana
    Nesta Bortey-Sam (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-7 Distribution of total-mercury in different tissues of fish eating birds from the Volta Lake, Ghana
    Edward Kwaansa-Ansah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-8 Cation (Cu2+, Pb2+ and Cd2+) binding to humic acids: study of the effects of pH, ionic strength and origin
    Elvis Baidoo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-9 Forensic case of lead poisoning by waste from a battery manufacturing company in Nakuru, Kenya,
    James M. Mbaria (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

    P-10 Spectroscopic determination of cobalt and copper in grass pastures in Kabete, Kenya.
    Nguta J.M (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

    P-11 Assessment of heavy metals pollution in water, sediments and tilapia fish (Oreochromis niloticus) from Winam Gulf, Lake Victoria
    Veronica M. Muinde (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

    P-12 Imposex expression in Periwinkle Snail Tympanotonus fuscatus var radula exposed to Tributyltin Oxide (TBTO)
    Ezemonye L.I (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-13 Ameliorative effect of aqueous extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn on subchronic chlorpyrifos-induced alterations in sex and thyroid hormone concentrations in male Wistar rats
    Shittu, M (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

    P-14 Effects of lethal and sublethal concentrations of endosulfan on behaviour and energy reserves of the African Toad, Bufo regularis
    Isioma Tongo (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-15 Subacute chlorpyrifos-induced alterations in serum lipids and some oxidative biomarkers in male Wistar rats: Beneficial effect of Acetyl-L-carnitine.
    Uchendu Chidiebere (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

    P-16 Trends and source areas of persistant organic pollutants in air at three passive monitoring sites in South Africa
    Lloyd Pisa (North-West University, South Africa)

    P-17 Lactuca spp. seeds as a bioindicator for the toxicity of Gezira Tannery corporation wastewater
    Ammar M. S. Abdalla (University of Dongola, Sudan)

    P-18 Performance of concentrated and water-diluted insecticides and mixtures commonly used on cotton in Sudan Gezira
    Hayder Abdelgader (Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan)

    P-19 Distribution and phytochemistry of toxic plants in Gezira, Sudan
    Eisa O. Ali (University of Gezira, Sudan)

    P-20 Levels and toxicological implications of organochlorine pesticides and metabolites in soil at some hotspots in Tanzania
    John Marco Mahugija (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

    P-21 Lead contaminated milk from cattle grazed in Kampala suburb; implication to public health
    Vudriko Patrick (Makerere University, Uganda)

    P-22 The future of water quality monitoring in Zimbabwe through sustainable biomonitoring and ecotoxicology
    Mlambo SS (Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe)

    P-23 Heavy metal pollution in Japanese sea birds
    Chihiro Ishii (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-24 Characterization of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, especially Cytochrome P450 (CYP), in horse
    Aki Hayami (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-25 Characteristics of xenobiotic metabolism in birds: comparative metabolism of pyrene in chicken and rat
    Minami Kawata (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-26 Metabolism of pyrene, a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in freshwater turtles
    Balazs Oroszlany (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-27 Tributyltin and its derivatives in water, sediment and periwinkle samples of Miller Creek Warri, Nigeria
    Ogbomida T Emmanuel (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-28 The possible sources of salmonella in the fresh beef sold in Kwatar and Amansea abattoir in Anambra state, Nigeria
    Ezeugoigwe Nwachukwu N (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria)

    P-29 Genotoxicity of Ballast Water from Three Oceanic Vessels in Warri Harbour Using Allium cepa Test
    Olorunfemi I Daniel (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-30 A postmortem assessment of Fascioliasis and other intestinal parasites of cattle in Douala Abattoir, Littoral region (Cameroon)
    Ndaleh Wozerou Nghonjuyi (University of Buea, Cameroon)

    P-31 Metal contamination assessment of fluvial sediments from Pangani river basin, Tanzania
    Harieth Hellar-Kihampa (University of Antwerp, Belgium and The Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania)

    P-32 Lipid peroxidation and Glutathione-S-Transferase activity in Amphibians Exposed to Sub lethal Concentrations of Cadmium and Lead
    Enuneku A.A. (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    Afternoon Oral Session (14:00-17:10)

  • 14:00-14:25
  • O-5 Determination of multi-mycotoxin occurrence in feed and food samples in Cameroon by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
    Paul F. Moundipa (University of Yaounde I, Cameroon)

  • 14:25-14:50
  • O-6 Sensorimotor and cognitive deficits induced by subacute chlorpyrifos exposure in Wistar rats- reparation by methanol extract of Phyllanthus niruri
    Ambali S.F. (University of Ilorin and Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

  • 14:50-15:15
  • O-7 Hepatic bioaccumulation and histopathological responses of Hoplobatrachus occipitalis and Bufo maculatus exposed to sub lethal concentrations of cadmium and lead
    Ezemonye L.I (University of Benin, Nigeria)

  • 15:15-15:30 Coffee / Tea Break
  • 15:30-15:55
  • O-8 Frogs and acid rain – is there a threat in the Kruger National Park?
    Wynand Vlok (BioAssets, South Africa)

  • 15:55-16:20
  • O-9 Cross-talks between heavy metals and xenobiotics metabolizing enzymes
    Wageh Sobhy Darwish (Zagazig University, Egypt and Hokkaido University, Japan)

  • 16:20-16:45
  • O-10 Evaluation of water from Bokro Stream for irrigation and its effect on soil
    Osei Akoto (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

  • 16:45-17:10
  • O-11 Metal contaminated soil from mining area caused metal accumulation and biological responses in rats -from field and laboratory studies-
    Shouta M.M. Nakayama (Hokkaido University, Japan)


    17:10-17:25 Introduction of Hokkaido University Office in Africa
    Dr. Masahiro Okumura (Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan, Director of Hokkaido University, Lusaka Office)


    17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks
    Dr. Shigeo Ito (Dean of Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan)