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Expert in Plant Biotechnology, Crop and Climate Modelling

Expert ID: 734141 Rwanda

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Expert is an expert in the broad area of plant biotechnology and its applications in agriculture for improved food security. She has proven expertise in producing research-based knowledge using plant molecular biology concepts that are relevant for informing agricultural practices and policies.

Expert's expertise also spans into understanding future climate patterns and using this knowledge to design climate change mitigation and adaptation practices that are relevant for agriculture and the environment.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Plant Biotechnology Institution: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Year: 2008 Degree: MSc Subject: Plant Biotechnology Institution: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Year: 2004 Degree: BSc (hons) Subject: Plant Science Institution: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Year: 2001 Degree: BSc Subject: Plant Science Institution: University of Dschang, Cameroon

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Manager Department: Research Responsibilities: In her current role, which is slated to last through 2030, Expert is responsible for research unit oversight; research grant administration and unit budget management; and research policies and procedures development and oversight. She is also responsible for resource mobilization and partnership building; strategic, annual and program planning; management of research staff and interns; and programme monitoring and evaluation.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Part-time Researcher Department: Research Responsibilities: In this current role, which will extend to 2020, Expert is responsible for research project development and implementation; student supervision and co-supervision; and scientific publications.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Institute for Plant Biotechnology - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Title: Researcher Department: Institute for Plant Biotechnology Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for responsible for research project development and implementation, student supervision and co-supervision, and scientific publications.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: VIB-Plant System Biology, University of Ghent (Belgium) Title: Post-doc Fellow Department: Plant Systems Biology Responsibilities: In this role, Expert undertook research project development and implementation. She was responsible for scientific publications as well.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2014 to 2018 Country / Region: England, Belgium, South Africa, Germany, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Cameroon, Summary: Work and scientific research purposes.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Expert has earned awards from Women in Stem.
Cameroon Women in Science Award in South Africa (year undisclosed)
2014 to present: AIMS NEI Research Grant
European Union LEGIM Post-doctoral mobility grant (University of Gent / University of Pretoria) (year undisclosed)
University of Pretoria exchange research travel grant / Rockefeller grant (year undisclosed)
PhD Scholarship, University of Pretoria (South Africa) and Rockefeller Foundation (year undisclosed)
Best Female Presenter at the Cameroon Bioscience conference (year undisclosed)
Supervisor’s National Research Foundation exchange student travel grant to visit the University of New Castle upon Tyne (year undisclosed)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 6 peer-reviewed publications regarding plant biotechnology, crop science, and/or crop modeling.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Listening and speaking (excellent), writing (average)

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