MBBISP Awardees

Below are the recipients of the 2015 Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program scholarships. The winners of the scholarships from 2009-2014 can be found in the map below.  

Wheat

Mr. Samir Alahmad (Syria): Speed pre-breeding for rapid trait pyramiding in durum wheat.

Mr. Madhav Bhatta (Nepal): Identification of genes controlling resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses in synthetic wheat.

Ms. Emily Delorean (USA): Improving the quality of genomic prediction models for end-use quality in CIMMYT wheat breeding.

Mr. Dennis Nicuh Lozzada (Philippines): Genome wide association analysis of growth habit, yield and adoption traits in wheat.

Mr. Youngjun Mo (South Korea): Exporing induced and natural genetic variation to identify genes controlling wheat spikelet number.

Ms. Manel Othmeni (Tunisia): Strengthening food security in Tunisia by increasing the yield potential through transfer of septoria resistance from breadd wheat into durum wheat.

Ms. Hester J. van Schalkwyk (South Africa): Genomic approaches to understanding rust fungi and their interactions with wheat.

Ms. Yan Yang (China): Application of next generation sequencing to identify expressed genes for drought tolerance and to develop new germplasm lines in wheat.

Rice

Mr. Sumeet P. Mankar (India): Development, evaluation and validation of wild rice MAGIC populations for improved agronomic traits and multi-environment stress tolerance.

Mr. Bastian Minkenberg (Germany): Improving homologous recombination efficiency for precise and accelerated rice breeding.

Mr. Igor Yelome (Benin): Genetic diversity of African rice and screening for yield and balst resistance.

2014 Recipients

Ms. Da-Young Lee (Korea), Mr. Marco Lopez-Cruz (Mexico), Ms. Priyanka Gupta (India), Mr. Raghvendra Sharma (India), Ms. Palvi Malik (India), Mr. Ashish B. Rajurkar (India)

2013-2014 Recipients

Mr. Ignacio Ramirez (Argentina), Sabrina Elias (Bangladesh), Ana Maria Bossa Castro (Colombia), Ahmed Elsayed (Egypt), Mitaly Bansal (India), Philomin Juliana (India), Golnaz Komaei Koma (Iran), Silvano Assanga Ocheya (Kenya), Hinda Doucoure (Mali), Umair M. Aslam (Pakistan), Juan Rosas-Caissiols (Uruguay), Eliana Monteverde (Uruguay)

2012-2013 Recipients

Liang Yong (China), Shanshan Liang (China), Yanru Cui (China), Amandeep Kaur (India), Bharath K Reddy (India), Bharathi Raja Ramadoss (India), Navdeep S Jamwal (India), Jafar Jafarzadeh (Iran), Francisco J Pinera Chavez (Mexico), Mahbubjon Rahmatov (Tajikistan), Eakpol Phuvanatnarubal (Thailand), Daniel F Caddell (USA), Jared L Crain (USA), Sarah D Battenfield (USA)

2011-2012 Recipients

Sandra Dunckel (Argentina), Filipe Luis Sávio (Brazil), Esteban Falconi (Ecuador), Kebede Muleta (Ethiopia), Anuj Kumar (India), Chetan Aarun Patokar (India), Dharminder Bhatia (India), H. B. Mahesh (India), Nitika Sandhu (India), Prakash Gangashetti (India), Fateh Toumi (Syria), Ms Lamia Aouini (Tunisia)

2010-2011 Recipients

Ms. Rejbana Alam (Bangladesh), Ms. Renate Ahlert (Brazil), Mr. Juan Arbelaez (Colombia), Mr. Erena Edae (Ethiopia), Ms. Amandeep Sandhu (India), Ms. Anuradha Bansal (India), Ms. Luxmi Tomar (India), Mr. Filippo Bassi (Italy), Mr. Dong-Min Kim (Korea), Mr. Leonardo Crespo (Mexico), Ms. Surya Shrestha (Nepal), Ms. Mariafe Callingacion (Philippines), Mr. Aryo Feldman (United Kingdom), Mr. Christopher Chick (USA)

2009-2010 Recipients

Mr. Fan Zhang (China), Ms. Laura Morena (Colombia), Ms. Maribel Cruz (Colombia), Mr. Tadelle Kumssa (Ethiopia), Mr. Tesfaye Dugo (Ethiopia), Ms. Bhanu Kalia (India), Mr. Ali Soltani(Iran), Mr. Godwin Macharia (Kenya), Ms. Suzuky Pinto-Gonzalez (Mexico), Mr. Bhoja Basnet (Nepal), Mr. Abdulsalam Dakouri (Syria)