Dr Muez Berhe  Gebremedhin: Leading Researcher in Food Security
Associate researcher at  Oil Crop Research Institute, China

🌱🔬 Dr. Muez Berhe G/medhin is a seasoned Plant Breeder and Seed Scientist from Ethiopia, born on September 11th, 1980. With a PhD in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems from Mekelle University, his academic journey also includes a Master’s in Biology from Bahir Dar University and a Bachelor’s in Biology minor Chemistry.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
🎓 Education:

PhD: Plant Breeding and Seed System, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2016-2023).Master: Biology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar (2006-2008).Bachelor: Biology minor Chemistry, Bahir Dar University (2000-2003).HSSS: Humera Senior Secondary School (1997-1999)

💼Professional Experience:

PhD Candidate: Plant Breeding and Seed, Mekelle University (2016-2023).Plant Protection/Entomology Researcher: Humera Agricultural Research Centre (2008-2016).Post-harvest and Storage Pest Management Specialist: Humera Agricultural Research Centre (2016-Present).Teacher: Humera Preparatory School (Full-time), Greenwich College (Part-time)

👨‍🏫 Work Activities:
  • Conducting research to improve sesame value chain and promote new technologies.
  • Collaborating with Wageningen University & Research for sustainable sesame production.

Muez Berhe is a dedicated Plant Breeder and Seed Scientist contributing to the growth of the sesame sector, improving farmer income, and promoting sustainable agriculture. 🌱🔍

Research Focus 🌾🔬

Muez Berhe’s research encompasses a diverse range of agricultural studies, prominently focusing on the impact of storage technologies on insect pests, post-harvest losses, and seed quality in crops like chickpea and sesame. His investigations delve into insect population density, species composition, and associated losses in chickpea seeds, as well as the effects of storage duration and technologies on pest infestations in sesame seeds. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to the understanding of the genome of Sesamum indicum and the biology of pests affecting sesame fields. Berhe’s work bridges genetics, agronomy, and post-harvest management for sustainable crop production. 🌱👨‍🔬

Muez Berhe Gebremedhin | Food Security

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