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Dr. Daniel Dzidzienyo

Daniel K. Dzidzienyo is a Lecturer at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also the Deputy Centre Leader of the WACCI-ACE Project and doubles as an Associate Lecturer and Coordinator for the Research Programme at WACCI. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer at the Biotechnology Centre, he was a Part-Time Teaching Assistant and a Post-graduate Assistant at the Division of Plant and Crop Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK.

Dr. Dzidzienyo had his secondary education at the Mawuli School in Ho. He then proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon to read a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, graduating with a First Class Honors. He had his second degree under the Developing Solutions Taught Scholarship for MSc, University of Nottingham, UK. He mastered in Plant Genetic Manipulations. Dr. Dzidzienyo also holds a PhD in Plant Sciences (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) from the University of Nottingham, UK. He had a Joint PhD Studentship, from the University of Nottingham, UK and The James Hutton Institute, UK for his PhD studies.

His research interest includes the applications of innovative techniques for the genetic improvement of crop plants and the use of modern molecular techniques for improving the quality of staple crops in the sub-region.

He takes delight in football, swimming, scrabble, travelling, cross country driving and surfing the internet.