Nelson Lubanga

TRAIN@ED Fellow

Contact details

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The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus
Midlothian

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EH25 9RG

Background

Dr. Nelson Lubanga has interest in developing novel breeding approaches in plant breeding programs. He has previously worked as a Plant breeder at Unilever Tea Kenya breeding program for 8 years. He has extensive experience in phenotyping tea quality, genomic selection and genome wide association mapping of quality traits in tea. His current work at Roslin Institute is to develop a transition strategy to enable a hybrid breeding program transition to the two-part strategy. The two-part strategy consists of two features: (i) population improvement: and (ii) product development. Population improvement aims to increase the average performance of an overall population. Product development seeks to extract an individual genotype from that improved population, test it and disseminate it to farmers.

Dr. Lubanga holds a PhD degree in Plant breeding and Genetics from the University of Nottingham, MSc. degree in Plant breeding and Biotechnology from the University of Eldoret, Kenya and a BSc. in Biotechnology from Kenyatta University, Kenya.