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Cohort I

 

Kwemoi Daniel Bomet

Country: Uganda

Current Position: Research Scientist, maize program, NaCRRI, Uganda

Research Topic: Characterization of a diverse set of maize germplasm for resistance to infection by Aspergillus flavus

 

Namazzi Birabwa Sylvia

Country: Uganda

Position: Maize breeder, Victoria Seeds, Uganda Ltd

Research Topic: Genetic analysis for drought tolerance in selected upland rice genotypes in Uganda

 

Namugga Prossy

Country: Uganda

Position: PhD student, ACCI-KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Research Topic: Comparison of S1 and S2 lines from Longe 4 maize for heritability, genetic variation and relationship of secondary traits to yield under low and optimal N

 

Nsabiyera Vallence

Country: Uganda

Position: PhD student, University of Sydney, Australia

Research Topic: Evaluation of performance, mophological diversity and combining ability of some hot pepper genotypes in Uganda

 

Obala Jimmy

Country: Uganda

Current Position: PhD student, ICRISAT, India

Research Topic: Improvement of resistance to Fusarium root rot through gene pyramiding and validation of SSR pvbr87 marker in common bean

 

Ongom Patrick Obia

Country: Uganda

Position: PhD student, Purdue University, USA

Research Topic: Inheritance of resistance to Fusarium root rot in three common bean genotypes

 

Gafishi Kanyamasoro .M

Country: Rwanda

Position: Research Scientist, RAB, maize program, Rwanda

Research Topic: Determination of the heterotic groups and mechanism of resistance of maize inbred lines to the maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais)

 

Habarurema Innocent

Country: Rwanda

Position: Research Scientist, RAB, wheat program, Rwanda

Research Topic: Mode of inheritance of resistance to bacterial blight in rice

 

Ndacyayisenga Theophile

Country: Rwanda

Current Position: Research Scientist, RAB, potato program, Rwanda

Research Topic: Inheritance of resistance to potato late blight, Phytophthora infestans

 

Nyombayire Alphonse

Country: Rwanda

Position: PhD student, ACCI-KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Research Topic: Combining ability and genotype by environment of selected maize inbred lines for performance under low nitrogen levels and drought stress

 

Shumbusha Damien

Country: Rwanda

Position: PhD student, ACCI-KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Research Topic: Diallel analysis of sweetpotato for dry matter content

 

Inimahoro Micheline

Country: Burundi

Position: PhD student, Stellebosch, South Africa

Research Topic: Characterization and genetic mapping of root development and resistance to Radopholus similis in a segregating diploid banana population

 

Niyongabo Fulgence

Country: Burundi

Current Position: Research Scientist, ISABU, rice program, Burundi

Research Topic: Genetic studies of resistance to Magnaporthe grisea (rice blast) in upland rice

 

Atwok Luka

Country: South Sudan

Position: Research Scientist, maize program, Min. of Ag., S Sudan

Research Topic: Combining ability for multiple resistance to Turcicum leaf blight (Exserohilum turcicum) and maize streak virus disease

 

Maurice Mogga Laddo

Country: South Sudan

Position: PhD student, ACCI-KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Research Topic: Inheritance of resistance to rice yellow mottle virus disease in selected rice cultivars in Uganda

 

Mayada Mamoun Beshir

Country: Sudan

Position: PhD student, Makerere University, Uganda

Research Topic: Development of molecular markers for introgression of resistance to Turcicum leaf blight in sorghum