Staff of the Year

May 15, 2010 at 10:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Each year, ICARDA gives ‘Staff of the Year’ awards in various categories. There are also awards for ‘Scientific Article of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Research Team’. This year’s winners received their awards from Mr Henri Carsalade, Board Chair, and Dr Mahmoud Solh, Director General during a dinner with the Board of Trustees on 25 April.
• P-level (Research): Dr Francis Ogbonnaya, Bread Wheat Breeder/Biotechnologist
• P-level (Research administration): Dr Ashutosh Sarker, Coordinator, South Asia and China Regional Program
• GS-level (Research): Ms Layal Attasi, Data Management Assistant, GIS Unit; and Mr Mohamed Haylani, Research Technician, DSIPS
• GS-level (Technical): Ms Nahla Assal, Accountant
• GS-level (Administration): Mr Mustafa Abaza, Liaison Assistant, Nile Valley and sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program
• Outstanding research team: Women’s Livelihood and Dairy Goat Project team – national research and extension programs and NGOs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in partnership with ICARDA staff
• Outstanding service support team: Finance department
• Outstanding scientific article: Asymmetric allele-specific expression in relation to development variation and drought stress in barley hybrids, by Maria von Korff, Slobodanka Radovic, Wafaa Choumane, Konstantina Stamati, Sripada Udupa, Stefania Grando, Salvatore Ceccarelli, Ian Mackay, Wayne Powell, Michael Baum and Michele Morgante. Published in The Plant Journal, vol. 59.
• International School of Aleppo: Mrs Nada Kayali, Teacher; and Mrs Maria Mardini, High School Secretary.

Dr Francis Ogbonnaya

Dr Ashutosh Sarker

Ms Layal Attasi

Mr Mohamed Haylani

Ms Nahla Assal

Mr Mustafa Abaza

Mrs Nada Kayali

Mrs Maria Mardini

The Finance team at Tel Hadya

The Dairy Goat Project team with Director General Dr Solh


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