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Associate professor
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Current residence: 
South Africa
University of Pretoria
Prof. Kayitesi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, University of Pretoria (South Africa). She has expertise in various research areas of Food Science and Technology, particularly food chemistry/biochemistry and food processing. She undertakes fundamental and applied research relating to improved utilisation of underutilised African foods. Kayitesi has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She has earned several awards in recognition of her contributions to science. She received an African Women in Agricultural Research Development (AWARD) fellowship, TED global fellowship and is currently a TWAS young affiliate. Kayitesi has also been involved in a number of community-based projects. She serves as a Board member of Health Equity and rights organization (HERO) a non-government organization based in Rwanda and is an advisory Board member for the Food Evolution Research Laboratory (FERL). A virtual laboratory that is an that is an essentially go to guide to direct and influence the thinking, choices and decisions built around health and nutrition.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
Young Affiliate
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Scientific field:
01-Agricultural Sciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 16/01/2020