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Visiting Professor
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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. Following a postdoctoral appointment at McGill University between 2019 and 2020, Kifah has granted a Visiting Professor appointment at the Department of Biology of Carleton University, Ontario, Canada commenced on July, 2020 where he continues 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 Ascochyta blight resistance in Eastern Ontario.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
8 - Decent work and economic growth
13 - Climate action
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Pulse breeding, quantitative genetics, seed technology, genetic analysis.
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01-Agricultural Sciences
Last updated on 28/06/2022