Zagipa Sapakhova | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Dr Zagipa Sapakhova | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Lead Researcher at  Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Kazakhstan

Zagipa Sapakhova is a highly accomplished researcher and educator in the field of plant biology and biotechnology, currently serving as a Lead Researcher at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Born on January 8, 1982, she holds a PhD in Soil Science and Agrochemistry from Kazakh National Agrarian University.

 

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🎓 Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Al-Farabi Kazakh Nationality University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1998-2002)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh Nationality University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2002-2004)
  • PhD in Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan (2011-2014)

🔬 Professional Experience:

  • Current Role: Leading Researcher, Lab. Breeding and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology (IPBB), Almaty, Kazakhstan (Since July 1, 2021)
  • Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Genetics and Breeding, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Almaty, Kazakhstan (January 1, 2006 – August 1, 2016)
  • Associate Professor, Shakarim State University of Semey, Agrarian Faculty, Semey, Kazakhstan (November 1, 2016 – October 1, 2018)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Plant Protection and Quarantine, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021)

📚 Training Courses and Scholarships:

  • Adapting to Climate Change – Biotechnology in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (06.02.2012-05.04.2012)
  • Identification of Leaf Rust Resistance Genes in Wheat, Selcuk University, Turkey (30.10.2012-28.02.2013)
  • Evaluation of Kazakh wheat cultivars to tan spot and septoria, South Dakota State University, USA (01.07.2015-31.08.2015)
  • Borlaug Fellowship – No-Till and Salicylic Acid application for wheat productivity, Washington State University, USA (30.09.2019-21.12.2019)
  • Internship on inspection and certification of planting stock of fruit crops, Naktuinbouw, the Netherlands (2021-2022)

Research Focus 🌾🔬

Dr. Zagipa Sapakhova’s research predominantly revolves around plant genetics and biotechnology, with a special emphasis on enhancing crop resilience and productivity in the face of environmental challenges such as climate change and disease outbreaks. She has contributed significantly to understanding and identifying new sources of resistance genes in crops like wheat and peas, as well as exploring innovative mitigation strategies such as the application of salicylic acid. Through her work, Dr. Sapakhova aims to address food security concerns and advance sustainable agricultural practices, making vital contributions to global efforts in securing our food supply.

Citations:

All-Time:

  • Citations: 198
  • h-index: 7
  • i10-index: 5

Since 2019:

  • Citations: 176 (since 2019)
  • h-index: 7
  • i10-index: 5

Dr. Zagipa Sapakhova has garnered a total of 198 citations throughout her research career, with a consistent h-index and i10-index of 7 and 5, respectively. Since 2019, she has received 176 citations, reflecting the ongoing impact and relevance of her contributions in the field of plant genetics and biotechnology. These metrics underscore her scholarly influence and the recognition of her work within the academic community. 📊🌱

 

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Fiacre Zavinon | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Fiacre Zavinon: Crop Production |  Best Researcher Award

Chercheur at Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Gbèwèdo Fiacre Gildas ZAVINON is a seasoned researcher with a wealth of expertise in Genetic and Plant Breeding. Born on 01/02/1986 in Abomey, Benin, Gbèwèdo currently holds a position at the Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Molecular Breeding (LAREGME/FASTUAC). His responsibilities include seed management, storage, and processing phenotypic and molecular data. Gbèwèdo earned his Doctorate in Life Sciences with a specialization in Genetic and Plant Breeding from the University of Abomey-Calavi. His doctoral research focused on the genetic diversity and association mapping of candidate genes/QTLs for agronomic traits in pigeon pea. Prior to his Ph.D., he completed a Master’s in Genetics, Biotechnologies, and Biological Resources, and a Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences (Biology).

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🎓 Education:

📜 PhD in Life Sciences (Genetic and Plant Breeding) – UAC, 2015-2019 📚 Master in Genetics, Biotechnologies, and Biological Resources – UAC, 2009-2012 🎓 Licence in Natural Sciences (Biology) – UAC, 2006-2009 🎓 Bachelor in Science (Chemistry-Biology-Geology) – UAC, 2004-2006

🌐 Professional Experience:

🌱 Principal Investigator: Genetic improvement of pigeon pea project (IFS, 2019-2021) 🤝 Consultant: Projet PRO-Cashew & Appui au Développement Agricole des Collines 🎓 PhD Student: Genetic diversity and association mapping in pigeon pea (2016-2019) 🌿 Researcher: Ethnobotanical and genetic study of yellow yams (IFS, 2014-2017) 🌳 Researcher: National program for cashew tree selection and improvement (GIZ, 2014-2016)

📚 Training and Development:

🌐 Workshop on Benefits of ICT in agricultural productivity (Dec 2023) 🌊 Training on water reservoirs for agricultural resilience (Oct 2023) 💼 Business Development and Innovation workshop (Sep 2023) 📜 Distance course on UPOV plant variety protection (Oct-Nov 2023) 🏆 Quality Management ISO 9001:2015 training (Nov 2019) 🌳 Population genetics applied to forest management (Dec 2018) 🌐 Workshop for developing training offers in Genetics and Biotechnology (Feb 2016) 🌾 Interdisciplinary research for food security (Apr 2014)

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Gbèwèdo Fiacre Gildas Zavinon’s research revolves around unraveling the genetic intricacies of crops, with a primary focus on pigeon pea and rice in the context of Benin. His work includes association mapping of quantitative trait loci in pigeon pea, evaluating genetic diversity using SSR markers, and analyzing genotype x environment interactions for agronomic performance. Driven by a passion for biodiversity conservation, his investigations extend to Vitex doniana populations. Zavinon’s multidimensional research, spanning SSR and SNP markers, contributes to understanding genetic resources for crop improvement, ensuring sustainable agriculture for a resilient future. 🌱🔍

 

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