MSc Student

Babatunde Abass Kareem

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I am passionate about improving global food security, particularly in the application of molecular biology and genetics to improve plant health. My previous experience working on the genetic analysis of resistance to the potato late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, exposed me to the basis of molecular plant-pathogen interactions. I am intrigued by how plants defend themselves against pathogens, such as how they sense, react, and adapt to pathogen invasion. I am therefore interested in the molecular and genetic mechanisms of plant disease resistance with the overarching goal of helping plants win the arms race against pathogens.

Job history

  • 2022 - 2022

    Graduate Research Intern

    Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ)/ University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2021 - 2023

    MSc in Plant Protection

    Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), Hungary
  • 2019 - 2021

    Research Assistant

    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 2017 - 2018

    Undergraduate Intern

    Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources, and Agricultural Research, FUNAAB, Nigeria
  • 2014 - 2019

    B.Agric in Plant Physiology and Crop Production

    Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria