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Meet the BecA Hub staff

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    Senior Scientist - Capacity Building & Head, Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Program
    Wellington Ekaya is a Senior Scientist at the BecA-ILRI Hub, leading the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) program (click link above for more)
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    Principal scientist, capacity building
    Roger Pelle is a principal scientist, providing technical guidance and strengthening the research capacity of scientists with a particular focus on molecular parasitology and livestock health.
  • Nasser Yao image

    Scientist - Plant Molecular Breeder
    Nasser Yao is a Scientist, Plant Molecular Breeder in the BecA-ILRI Hub. (click link above for more)
  • Tilly Eldridge image

    Visiting Post-Doctoral Scientist
    Tilly Eldridge is a visiting scientist from the John Innes Centre (JIC) in the UK. She is the first scientist to be stationed at the BecA-ILRI Hub as part of the JIC-BecA alliance.
  • Josiah Musembi Mutuku image

    Postdoctoral scientist
    Josiah Musembi Mutuku is a postdoctoral scientist with the BecA-ILRI Hub ‘Leaving a bad taste in aphids’ mouths’ bean project.
  • Samuel Kilonzo Mutiga image

    Postdoctoral research associate
    Samuel Kilonzo Mutiga is a postdoctoral research associate on the BBSRC funded ‘Durable rice blast resistance for Africa’ project.
  • David Barasa image

    Assistant Project Manager and Director's Personal Assistant
    David Barasa is an Assistant Project Manager at the BecA-ILRI Hub providing professional administrative support to the BecA-ILRI Hub Director, scientists and partners.
  • Ethel Makila image

    Communications Officer
    Ethel Makila is the BecA-ILRI Hub's Communications Officer. She is responsible for the Hub's communication and engagements and has diverse experience in the field of development communication.

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