Research Scientists

Andrea Zuccolo

Research Scientist

Research Interests: plant comparative genomics, bioinformatics, transposable elements, directed evolution, genome sequencing

Elodie Rey

Research Scientist

Research Interests: crops, genomics, transcriptomics, polyploidy, domestication, stress resilience

Guotai Yu

Research Scientist

Haroon Butt

Research Scientist

Research Interests: genome engineering, directed evolution, RNA splicing

Juan Camilo Moreno Beltran

Research Scientist

Research Interests: carotenoids, apocarotenoids, plant hormones, photosynthesis, receptors, signaling molecules, beta carotene

Maged Saad

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: personalized desert agriculture, microbial breeding, biostimulants, microbial genetic and bacterial evaluation

Michael Abrouk

Research Scientist

Research Interests: bioinformatics, plant genetics, sequencing, comparative analysis, evolution

Muhammad Jamil

Research Scientist

Research Interests: plant physiology, agronomy, weed biology and ecology, plant signalling and parasite-interactions

Rashid Aman

Research Scientist

Research Interests: synthetic biology, plant tissue culture (tobacco and rice), virus based plant genome engineering

Vanessa Melino

Research Scientist

Research Interests: plant physiology, plant nutrition, salinity tolerance, root architecture, ion transport, nitrogen use efficiency

Zahir Ali

Research Scientist

Research Interests: CRISPR/Cas system, plant genome engineering, virus resistance, synthetic biology