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ACADEMIC PROFILE OF DR.GATARIRA PIERRE COBES

13 Sep 2021

ACADEMIC PROFILE OF DR.GATARIRA PIERRE COBES
Dr. Gatarira Pierre Cobes is a Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, College of Education (UR-CE). He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture), PAULESI, University of Ibadan (Nigeria, 2020). He obtained a master’s degree in Agronomy from Annamalai University, India in 2015 and a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Rwanda (Rwanda, 2013).

He developed his scientific skills at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where his ardent interest was the Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for tuber dry matter, oxidative browning, plant sex, and flowering in Dioscorea alata. He also investigated the variation in flowering behavior of the two most cultivated Dioscorea species (Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea alata). As part of his Ph.D. program, he was privileged to undergo six months training at the Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB), Olomouc, Czech Republic, where he obtained skills in cytogenetics to determine the ploidy level of different Dioscorea species. He has participated in several national and international conferences, seminars, symposia, and he published some of the outputs of his research in reputable journals.

Phone Number : +250788656782
Email : cobesgatarira@gmail.com

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