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Personal information
Katerina Bandzo, MSc
Junior assistant
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
Department of Plant Protection
Aleksandar Makedonski bb, 1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 2 3230910
Fax:+389 2 3114283
e-mail: kbandzo@yahoo.com

Academic qualifications
2010. – M. Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje
European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi L.) and influence of some characteristics of cherry varieties on the percentage of infested fruits
2007. – B. Sc.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje

Training and research experience
2012.
Integrated Pest Management, Tel Aviv, Israel, Agricultural Research Organization ARO and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation, CINADCO
2008.
Entomology Course 2008, Koppert, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2006.
Citrus diseases caused by restricted prokaryotes (CDRP), CIHEAM-MAIB, Mediterranean Agricultural Institute, Bari, Italy

Employment and work experience
2011. – now
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
2009. – 2011.
UKIM Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food Skopje
2007. – 2009.
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje

Research interests
– Plant virus diseases
– Biology and ecology of pests and diseases
– Integrated pest management

Scientific publications
Bandzo Katerina, Popovska Melpomena, Bandzo S. (2012) Influence of the time of first fruit colour change and the duration of fruit ripening of cherry varieties on the infestation by R. cerasi. I-st International symposium and XVII scientific conference of agronomists of Republika Srpska, Trebinje, Bosna i Hercegovina.

Miskoska – Milevska Elizabeta, Dimitrievska Blagica, Bandzo Katerina, Porcu K., Popovski Z. T. (2011) Genetic Distance among Different Tomato Varieties Determined by Using SSR Markers. Ohio plant biotechnology consortium (OPBC) Annual meeting.

Miskoska – Milevska Elizabeta, Popovski Z. T., Dimitrievska Blagica, Bandzo Katerina, Porcu K. (2011) Determination of genetic diversity among different tomato varieties using SSR markers. Acta Agriculturae Serbica, Vol. XVI, 31, 9-17.

Bandzo Katerina, Popovska Melpomena, Bandzo S. (2011) Influence of ripening time, fruit firmness and fruit’s skin color of cherry varieties on the infestation percentage by Rhagoletis cerasi. XVI International Meeting on Biotechnology, Vol. 16. (18), 435-440.

Rusevski R., Bandzo Katerina, Kuzmanovska Biljana, Stanoevska Mirjana. (2011) Virus status of pepper plants cultivated on open fields. XVI International Meeting on Biotechnology, Vol. 16. (18), 429-434.

Rusevski R., Kuzmanovska Biljana, Bandzo Katerina, Petrovski P. (2011) Pepper open field production – risks and solutions. Plant Protection, Skopje, Vol. XXII, 37-43.

Rusevski R., Bandzo Katerina, Kuzmanovska Biljana, Stanoevska Mirjana. (2010) Virus status of pepper plants cultivated on open fields in the Republic of Macedonia in 2009. Plant Protection, Skopje, Vol. XXI, 44-50.

Rusevski R., Bandzo Katerina, Kuzmanovska Biljana, Gjamovski V. (2009) Virus status of pepper in the area of Kochani in 2008. Plant Protection, Skopje, Vol. XX, 84-88.

Rusevski R., Hristov P., Gjamovski V., Bandzo Katerina. (2008) Grapevine fanleaf nepovirus: background and potential harm of a new degenerative virus hotspot on grapevines in Macedonia. Plant Protection, Skopje, Vol. XIX, 64-69.