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.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 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: 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. 📊🌱


Publications Top Notes:

Johnny Mugisha | Sustainable Crop Production Systems

Prof Johnny Mugisha: Leading Researcher in Sustainable Crop Production Systems
Professor at  Makerere University,  Uganda

🌱🔬Johnny Mugisha is a distinguished Ugandan Agricultural Economist holding the position of Professor at Makerere University. Born on October 17, 1964, he earned his PhD from Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany, in 1999, with a focus on the impact of structural adjustment policies on the Ugandan agricultural economy.Throughout his academic journey, Mugisha has been actively involved in teaching and research. He has held various roles at Makerere University, progressing from Assistant Lecturer to his current position as Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics.🌍🌾

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
👨‍🎓 Education:
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics from Justus-Liebig University, Germany (1999)
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Makerere University (1994)
  • B.Sc. Agric. (2nd Class Honours-Upper Division) from Makerere University (1991)
🏫 Professional Position:

Professor at Makerere University, Department of Agribusiness & Natural Resource Economics (Since April 2013)

👨‍🏫🎓 Academic & Administrative Roles:

Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences (2013–2021).Deputy Director, Environment Development Initiative (EfD) Makerere Centre (2019–Present).Head, Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (2008–2013). 🌱🔍

🔬 Research Experience:

Leading projects on food diversity, sustainable agriculture, and rural development.PI on projects like EVaPoSIL and Making Potato Value Chain Enhance Productivity

Research Focus 🌱🔬

Johnny Mugisha’s extensive research spans agricultural sustainability, economic analysis, and the impact of external factors on local economies. His work in smallholder farmers’ typologies in seed potato production reflects a dedication to understanding and improving agricultural practices. Additionally, he explores the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 on fresh food market vendors and delves into the economic analysis of insecticide use among cassava growers. Mugisha’s studies on potato growth factors, intercropping arrangements, and dietary patterns in Uganda showcase a holistic approach to agriculture, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. His work embodies a commitment to enhancing livelihoods, biodiversity, and food systems in Uganda.🌱👨‍🔬