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icipe Director General appointed panel member of BMI prize
The icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu, has been appointed a member of the evaluation panel of the Boris Mints Institute prize.
Dr Segenet Kelemu, Director General and CEO of icipe appointed member of the National Science and Technology Council of Rwanda
Dr Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director General, has been appointed a member of the National Science and Technology Council of Rwanda, the governing body of the country’s National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST).
DNA barcoding and aphid identification
Aphids, also known as plant lice, are among the most economically important pests in the world. In addition to transmitting plant viruses, these sap-sucking insects are capable of causing severe crop losses. They also excrete honeydew that favours the growth of sooty mould, which reduces the quality of vegetables and fruits; and hence, their market value.