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Josephine
Namaganda
Current Staff
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Senior Research Officer
Joined:
  • 1992
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Nematode Research, Breeding
Jerome
Kubirba
Current Staff
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Program Leader
Joined:
  • 1996
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Banana Breeding, Marketing and Utilization
Henry
Basheija
Current Staff
Title:
  • Mr
Designation:
  • IT Officer
Joined:
  • 2005
Tel:
  • 0782-0000
Interest:
  • Bioinformatics & ICT
Priver
Namanya
Current Staff
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Research Officer
Joined:
  • 2001
Tel:
  • +256414-567158
Interest:
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Breeding
  • Cryopreservation
Kehas
Nowakunda
Current Staff
Title:
  • Dr.
Designation:
  • Research Officer
Joined:
  • 1996
Tel:
  • +256-414-567158
Interest:
  • Fusarium Resistance
  • Agribusiness
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