Dr Anani Jérôme Houngue | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Research Assistant at University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Dr. Jérôme Anani HOUNGUE is a Beninese scientist born on September 23, 1986. He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Plant Virology, awarded with First Class Honors, from the University of Abomey-Calavi. His doctoral research focused on the Epidemiology of Cassava Mosaic Disease and the contribution of plant biotechnology in its management in Benin.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education

Ph.D (Biotechnology and Plant Virology), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2020 Thesis: Epidemiology of Cassava mosaic disease and contribution of plant biotechnology in their management in Benin. First Class Honours Master (Genetics, Biotechnology, and Living Resources), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013 Thesis: Optimization of in vitro healthy planting material production in cassava and yam in Benin. Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor (Natural Sciences), University of Abomey-Calavi, 2009 Lower Second Class Honours

🧪 Research Experience

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Abomey-Calavi, 02/03/2020 – 23/12/2023 Led national awareness campaigns on plant virus diseases. Designed national riposte plans against cassava viral diseases. Trained farmers on virus disease management. Conducted field surveys on cassava virus diseases. Research Assistant, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013 – 2020 Coordinated root & tubers planting material production activities. Presented half-yearly and annual activity reports.

🌐 Research Projects

West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE 1), Mar 2014 – Feb 2020 Project Assistant, Bill and Melinda Gates & DFID. Central and West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE 2), Feb 2020 – Dec 2023 Post-doctoral Researcher, Bill and Melinda Gates & DFID, European Union.

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. HOUNGUE’s research encompasses the dynamic intersection of plant biotechnology and epidemiology. His work dives into optimizing in vitro organogenesis in cassava, as seen in his paper on explant types and cytokinins. Additionally, his contributions extend to pineapple regeneration through indirect organogenesis. He actively engages in epidemiological studies, evident in his comprehensive data on cassava mosaic disease in Benin. His dedication to economic crops is demonstrated in in vitro callus and embryo induction in Anacardium occidentale. With a focus on cassava mosaic disease, his research has a significant impact on crop protection and agricultural sustainability. 🌾👨‍🔬 #PlantBiotech #Epidemiology #CropProtection #ResearchFocus

 

Publications Top Notes:

🌾🔍 Dr. Jérôme Anani HOUNGUE’s Notable Research Publications 📑👨‍🔬

  1. Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Benin: Incidence, Severity, and Whitefly Abundance (2022)
    • Crop Protection, 2022, 158, 106007
    • Investigates CMD in Benin through field surveys in 2020, examining incidence, severity, and whitefly abundance. This study contributes crucial insights into managing CMD.
  2. Somatic Embryogenesis in Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.)
    • Commercial Scale Tissue Culture for Horticulture and Plantation Crops, 2022, pp. 173–195
    • A book chapter exploring somatic embryogenesis in cashew, emphasizing its importance for commercial-scale tissue culture in horticulture.
  3. In vitro Propagation of Mosaic Disease-Resistant Cassava Cultivars (BMC Biotechnology, 2020)
    • BMC Biotechnology, 2020, 20(1), 51
    • Focuses on the in vitro propagation of three mosaic disease-resistant cassava cultivars, offering insights into biotechnological methods for cultivating resistant varieties.
  4. Response of Cassava Cultivars to African Cassava Mosaic Virus Infection (PLoS ONE, 2019)
    • PLoS ONE, 2019, 14(12), e0226783
    • Investigates the response of cassava cultivars to African Cassava Mosaic Virus infection, examining various inoculum doses and plant ages.
  5. Evaluation of Resistance to Cassava Mosaic Disease (Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2019)
    • Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2019, 105, pp. 47–53
    • Evaluates resistance to cassava mosaic disease in selected African cassava cultivars, utilizing combined molecular and greenhouse grafting tools.

Dr. HOUNGUE’s impactful research spans cassava disease management, somatic embryogenesis, and farmers’ knowledge, contributing significantly to agricultural science. 🌱📊 #CassavaResearch #PlantDisease #Biotechnology #AgriculturalScience

 

 

 

 

Anani Jérôme Houngue | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

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