Dr Francis Ogbonnaya, New head of biotech research

April 15, 2011 at 6:21 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr Francis Ogbonnaya

Dr Francis Ogbonnaya has been appointed Head of ICARDA’s Biotechnology Section. Dr Ogbonnaya joined ICARDA in September 2007 as senior scientist, wheat breeding and biotechnology. Previously, he was a molecular geneticist and plant breeder at the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria, Australia. Dr Ogbonnaya has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, an outstanding research record (more than 90 scientific publications), and has led a number of multi-institution biotechnology projects. His work has covered molecular genetics applications for stress tolerance, genetic analysis of qualitative and quantitative traits, marker technology, germplasm characterization and other areas.

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