Julius Sombie is a young scientist who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology in June 2014 from Babcock University, Ogun State Nigeria. He was employed by the Sierra Leone agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) in June 2016 and is currently attached at the Teko Livestock Research Centre. Since the start of his career, he has undergone various trainings which have greatly improved his efficiency as a scientist. These include:
IAEA Fellowship Training Course in Bacteriology for Mastitis, Antibiogram, basic food Hygiene Analysis, Media Preparation and Staining Techniques; National Veterinary Research Institute, Plateau State, Nigeria; 2nd April- 1st June, 2018.
IAEA Regional Training Course on Wild Life (Bats) Capture and Sampling for Surveying Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, Sierra Leone; 23rd- 30th November, 2017.
Young Microbiologists Conference: Beyond Petri Dishes; Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria; 27th- 28th June, 2017.
IAEA Regional Training Course on Enhancing Capacity for Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by Molecular Methods; Ugandan Virus Research Institute; Entebbe, Uganda; 19th -23rd September 2016.
At the National Veterinary Research Institute he was trained to diagnose various livestock diseases including Salmonellosis affecting poultry, Brucellosis and Mastitis affecting cattle and campylobacter complications pigs. He is now highly trained to do specific sample collection on Food and Animal samples and perform Microbial culturing on various media. He can also perform Serological Assays (ELISA) on given samples.
Survey of roasted street-vended nuts in Sierra Leone for toxic metabolites of fungal origin; 2018. Authors: Julius I.N. Sombie, Chibundu N. Ezekiel, Michael Sulyok, Kolawole I. Ayeni, Felixtina Jonsyn-Ellis and Rudolf Krska. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2018.1475753.
Survey of aflatoxins and fungi in some commercial breakfast cereals and pastas retailed in Ogun State, Nigeria; 2014. Authors: Ezekiel, C.N., and Sombie, J.I. Nature and Science 2014; 12(6). http://www.sciencepub.net/nature.