#76 – Life and challenges as a highly qualified young black scientist in Africa – Dr. Ethel Phiri, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

This episode features Dr. Ethel Phiri, PhD, Lecturer, focusing on plant biology, orphaned crops, food security, genome sequencing at the University of Stellenbosch. One of the Mail and Guardian’s 200 young South Africans you must take to lunch. Bronze medalist – South African Association for the Advancement of Science – Best and original Masters thesis in sub-antarctic ecology.

In this episode, Dr. E, as her students like to call her, takes us through the world of academia, travel, wine and why she chose to be a career academic. Thanks to her job/passion and love for travel and food, Dr. E has visited several countries around the world and made interesting observations that she shares in the episode.

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You can follow Dr. Ethel Phiri on Twitter @EthelPhiri_PhD or on LinkedIn – https://za.linkedin.com/in/drethelphiri


#plantbiology #orphanedcrops #foodsecurity #underutilisedcrops #underutilizedcrops#genomesequencing



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