Appolinaire Djikeng PhD

University of Edinburgh

Professor Djikeng’s research, capacity building and international development activities focus on comparative genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics with the following main objectives: i) development and application of genomics tools and associated resources to use for genetic improvement to support productivity, resilience and adaptability of tropical livestock; ii) assessment, characterization and utilization of tropical livestock genetic diversity and iii) tropical livestock development opportunities in low and middle incomes countries (LMICs) as important drivers for agricultural development and contributors to sustainable development.  Professor Djikeng serves on international scientific advisory boards, juries and has held senior research and management leadership positions globally.