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Category: Students

Dourou Athanasia Maria

Athanasia is Greek and she holds a BSc and MSc degree in Agricultural Biotechnology issued by the Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece. She also holds a MSc degree in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology issued by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece. Research Area: Functional biodiversity in agro-ecosystems PhD project: Productive activity in


Francis Denisse McLean

Francis is Nicaraguan and holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Development in Agriculture issued by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Montpellier SupAgro, France. PhD project: Comparative study of in situ and ex situ conserved maize in the state of Morelos, Mexico Objectives: Our project is a collaboration with CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank in Texcoco,


Alice Albertini

Alice is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Conservation and Evolution (Biology), issued by University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy PhD project: Quantitative and qualitative study on the role of carabid fauna (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bactrocera oleae predation Objectives: I am studying the role of carabid beetles as natural enemies of Bactrocera oleae through 3

Simone Marini

Simone Marini

Simone is Italian and holds an MSc degree in Science of Nature and Humans, curriculum Didactics and Museology, issued by the University of Florence, Italy. PhD project: Ecosystem service provisioning by agrobiodiversity: the contribution of Semi Natural Habitat to pollination in sunflower Objectives: My project aims to identify how much components of biodiversity at species

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Haana Mosadegh

Haana is Iranian and holds an MSc degree in Agriculture Science of Gardening, issued by the Islamic Azad University of Khorasgan (Isfahan) branch, Iran PhD project: Regulation of secondary metabolites using abiotic stress to generate basil (Ocimum basilicum) Objectives: Applying UV stress to in vitro growing plants in order to modulate and elicit the production

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Bogale Nigir Hailemariam

Bogale is Ethiopian and holds a MSc degree in Plant pathology, issued by the Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia PhD project: Identification of Genomic Regions Involved in Septoria Tritici Blotch Resistance in Ethiopian Durum Wheat Landraces Objectives: Assessment of genetic variability for resistance to septoria tritici blotch in Ethiopian durum wheat germplasm Identification of genomic

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Cherinet Alem Gesesse

Cherinet is Ethiopian and holds a MSc degree in Plant Breeding, issued by the Bahir Dar University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Bahirdar, Ethiopia. Post address: 79/26,website: PhD project: Exploiting structural Ethiopian durum wheat nested association mapping (NAM) populations to identify Quantitative trait loci (QTL) of agronomic traits Objectives:


Aung Kyaw Lwin

Aung is from Myanmar and holds a MSc degree – Master of Agricultural Science (Crop Science), issued by the Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar PhD project: Efficient stem-based propagation system of Energy crop (Arundo donax) and characterization of repetitive landscape of A. donax and its ancestral A. plinii genome Objectives: To improve early

Cian Blaix

Cian Blaix

Cian is Irish/French and holds a MSc degree in Terrestrial Ecology, issued by Université de Bordeaux PhD project: Role of wild vegetation-insect interactions in determining beneficial insect communities Objectives: The aim of my PhD project is to investigate the interactions between wild vegetation and beneficial insects in an agroecological context. Vegetation growing in field margins,


Husna Nugrahapraja

Husna is Indonesian and holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology, issued by the School of Life Science and Technology, Institut Teknologi, Bandung PhD project: Genetic and molecular analysis of the cross-incompatibility (CI) phenomenon in maize Objectives: My research aims at providing a more detailed insight into the genetic and molecular basis of cross incompatibility mediated