Prestigious Award for BecA-ILRI Hub Scientist, Jagger Harvey

jjDr Jagger Harvey was presented the prestigious Societal Impact Award by The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) in Norwich, UK. The award, one of four given to TSL alumni who have worked with developing country agriculture, was presented to Dr Harvey for his work at the BecA-ILRI Hub focused on research and capacity building.

Dr Harvey conducted his postdoctoral research at TSL from 2005 – 2008 with funding from the US National Science Foundation, before joining the BecA-ILRI Hub as crop research scientist. He is currently the Principal Investigator in the multi-disciplinary, multi-national team project - Capacity and Action for Aflatoxin Reduction in Eastern Africa (CAAREA) – which is seeking to develop strategies for the control of aflatoxin contamination food and feed in eastern Africa.

Dr Harvery received the award during the 25th anniversary celebration of TSL on June 24th, 2013 during which he also delivered one of the keynote presentations on "Research for development in African agriculture".

The Sainsbury Laboratory, located at the John Innes Centre, is a leading institute focused on understanding molecular plant-microbe interactions.


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  • Guest (kate)

    Congratulations to Jagger and to BecA! It is truly an impressive research hub thanks to the great people who are working there.

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