Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Carleton University.
Kifah Gharzeddin obtained his PhD in plant breeding from Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria, in 2017. His primary research interests include studying multiple breeding methodologies applied to Chickpea and Faba bean, molecular genetics, and Biometrics. He has been a faba bean breeder at the General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR), Damascus, Syria from 2008 to 2017, where he contributed to releasing two varieties of faba bean in 2014. Those varieties are originated from ICARDA and grown widely at the farmers’ fields in different provinces in Syria since 2016. He hold a postdoctoral researcher appointment at the Department of Plant Science of McGill University, Montreal, Canada from 2019–2020. In July 2020, Kifah has granted a Visiting Professor appointment at the Department of Biology of Carleton University, Ontario, Canada, where he is developing his research project on Chickpea molecular breeding in collaboration with local and global organizations to integrate high throughput genotyping outputs to chickpea yield improvement program, and to identify the chickpea resistance to Ascochyta blight disease in eastern Ontario.
Sustainable Development Goals:
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
8 - Decent work and economic growth
13 - Climate action
Pulse breeding, quantitative genetics, seed technology, genetic analysis.
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Scientific field:01-Agricultural Sciences