Former IITA-Bioscience Center scientist receives prestigious award from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

Dr. Gezahegn Girma Tessema, former visiting scientist in the Bioscience Center of IITA based in Ibadan received the 2016 Japan International Award for Young Agriculture Researchers for his efforts in characterizing yam germplasm held in conservation at the IITA Genebank, Gezahegn Girma Tessema, former visiting scientist/DNA Fingerprinting Specialist in the Bioscience Center of IITA based in Ibadan received the 2016 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers.

The award was presented to Tessema on 1 December at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.

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JR Biotek/IITA-Bioscience Training Workshop

A 5-day  World Class Hands-on Biotechnology Training Workshop titled ‘Molecular Biotechnology: Laboratory Techniques and Applications in Agriculture and Biomedical Diagnostics’ was held in Bioscience center on September 22 – 26, 2014 in collaboration with JR Biotek , USA which is a biotechnology education-based company that provides high quality biotechnology laboratory products and services, including World Class Biotechnology Lab Training to researchers and science professionals in University and Research Institutes all across Africa. The training attracted about 14 participants from Universities and Research Institutes across six African Countries; Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.

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Inqaba Biotec/IITA-Bioscience Training Workshop

A 5-day qPCR and Phylogenetics Training workshop organized by inqaba Biotec, Pretoria, South Africa in collaboration with the IITA-Bioscience center commenced yesterday 5th of May, 2014 at The Bioscience center of The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Western Africa Hub and HQ in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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