Baldwyn Torto

Prof. Baldwyn Torto

Baldwyn Torto is a Principal Scientist & Head of Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya, and Extraordinary Professor, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Baldwyn is the recipient of major international awards; 2019 Agropolis Foundation Louis Malassis International Prize for Food and Agriculture for Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development, France; 2018, Journal Article of the Year and Lecture Award of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGRO-division, American Chemical Society); and named as one of the top 50 scientists in Africa by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) (Science in Africa Booklet, May 2017). He is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, and African Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he was a Plenary Speaker, XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Current Opinion in Insect Science, Journal of Chemical Ecology; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Pest Management Science, and the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. Baldwyn has published >150 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and patents. He has mentored over 70 PhD and MSc students and >50 undergraduate interns. He obtained his PhD from the University of Ghana, Postdoctoral at the University of Maine, Orono, USA, and has been a scientist at various universities, international and national research institutions in Africa, UK, and the USA. He is currently President, Board of Trustees, JRS Biodiversity Foundation.