BioGenome for Food Systems in Africa:
Towards a genome-guided non-human biological diversity and improvement
with Dr. ThankGod Ebenezer
Tues. Nov. 17, 2020, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm via Zoom (sign in begins at 11:45 am)


Food security represents a substantial issue worldwide, and requires local solutions, as highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. ThankGod Ebenezer discussed the progress and process of establishing a pan-African network to address this challenge via genomic science and how this could inform and influence policy in Africa.

Photo of Dr. ThankGod Ebenezer

Dr. Ebenezer is a Bioinformatician at EMBL-EBI, UK, within the UniProt team. His role focuses on developing computational pipelines for automatic functional annotation of proteins. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Earlham Institute (EI, a UK National Facility for Genomics) where he worked on Wheat transcriptomics and epigenomics. He studied for his PhD degree in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he worked on the genome of Euglena gracilis.