Scientific Publications

APOPO’s innovative detection rats technology is based on empirical and published scientific research.
 We operate under rigorous standards and regularly publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

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Jones, B.; Fjellanger, R.; Cox, C.; and Poling, A. (2011). Remote Explosive Scent Tracing of Explosive Remnants of War: A Perspective from the 2010 Morogoro Workshop. The Journal of ERW and Mine Action : 15(1), 21.
Poling A., Cox C., Weetjens B., Beyene N.,and Sully A. (2010). Two Strategies for Landmine Detection by Giant Pouched Rats. The Journal of ERW and Mine Action : Vol. 14 : Iss. 1 , Article 23.
Poling, A., Weetjens B., Cox C., Mgode G., Jubitana M., Kazwala R., Mfinanga G., and Huis in ‘t Veld D.  (2010). Using giant African pouched rats to detect tuberculosis in human sputum samples: 2009 findings. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83(6), 2010, pp. 1308-1310.
Weetjens B., Mgode G., Machang'u  R., Kazwala R., Mfinanga G, Lwilla F., Cox C., Jubitana M., Kanyagha H., Mtandu R., Kahwa A., Mwessongo J., Makingi G., Mfaume S., Van Steenberge J., Beyene N., Billet M., Verhagen R. (2009). Early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis in sputum using trained African giant rats (Cricetomys gambianus). International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 13: 737-743.
Weetjens B., Mgode ., Witkind Davis B., Cox C. and Beyene N. (2009). African giant rats for Tuberculosis detection: a novel diagnostic technology. Global Forum Update on Research for Health, Volume 6: Innovating for the Health of All, eds. CA Gardner, et al., 39-42. Woolbridge, UK: Pro-Book Limited.
Cox C., Weetjens B., Machangu R., Billet M. and Verhagen R. (2004). Rats for demining: an overview of the APOPO program. The Eudem Conference On Humanitarian Landmine Detection Technologies.
Machang'u R., Mgode G., Assenga J., Mhamphi G., Weetjens B., Cox C., Verhagen R., Sondij S., Goris M., Hartskeerl R. (2004). Serological and molecular characterization of leptospira serovar Kenya from captive African giant pouched rats from Morogoro, Tanzania. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 41(2): 117-21