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Carol Ibe

Dr. Carol Ibe is a Postdoctoral Scientist working on sustainable wheat production at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom. She obtained a PhD in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates Scholar. Originally from Nigeria, Carol understands the urgent need to develop adequate scientific research capacity to accelerate sustainable food production in African nations. This inspired her to set up the JR Biotek Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to upskilling a new cadre of African scientists who can innovatively apply modern biotechnologies to improve local crops.