Anne Muigai, Prof.
Chair | Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

I am a molecular population geneticist with over 17 years of experience in research, academic and administrative management in the Kenyan public university sector. I am currently a Professor of Genetics at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. 

ThankGod Ebenezer, Dr.
Co-Chair (Diaspora) | European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK

ThankGod Ebenezer is a Bioinformatician in the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) Annotation team. His role focuses on integrating Phylogenetics trees with UniRule annotation rules for incorporation into UniProtKB.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Prof.
Co-Chair (Diaspora) | Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), UK

Appolinaire Djikeng has close to 20 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and global research and development programs focusing on agricultural development and human health. 

Cathrine Ziyomo, Dr.
Co-Chair | Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI), Kenya

Cathrine Ziyomo is a Senior Scientist – Molecular Breeder at ILRI. She holds a Bsc (Hons) in Crop production and Horticulture from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe and a Msc in Plant Breeding from the University of Zimbabwe. 

Ntanganedzeni Mapholi, Prof.
Co-Chair | University of South Africa, South Africa

Ntanganedzeni Mapholi specialises in Animal Breeding and Genetics (Genomic Selection and Population Genetics), Forensic DNA Application (DNA finger printing) and Genetics and Genomics (DNA genotyping and DNA and RNA sequencing).

Julian Osuji, Prof.
Co-Chair | University of PortHarcourt, Nigeria

Julian Osuji currently works at the Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology, University of Port Harcourt. Julian does research in Molecular Biology, Botany and Genetics. Their current project is 'Epigenetics, Molecular Genetics and Germplasm Characterization of Aroids'.

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