Catherine V Nnamani
Research Topic: Evaluation of genetic variability within African-Yam- Bean accessions for food security in a climate changing scenario using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Fellowship Category: Post-PhD
Home Institution: Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Nigeria
Mentor at Home Institution: Prof H O Oselebe
Host Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria Supervisor at Host Institution: Prof S A Ajayi
Molecular Biology and Underutilized Plant Genetic Resources for food is CVF Nnamani’s research area. Her CIRCLE research is focused on using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSRs) as a molecular tool to assess the genetic variability in AYB accessions and correlate data with physiological seed quality test to aid selection of better accessions to enhance rapid and uniform seedling establishment under climate changing scenario. She expects her research findings to rationalize the status of AYB’s competitiveness with other common staples for improved food security and sustainable germplasm conservation in Nigeria.