About The Speaker
Charles Opara has recently completed his degree in Genetics and Biotechnology. He has set his sights on taking up a position in his faculty as a tutor, in order to mentor the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers, and to explore the boundaries of science as a researcher. In addition to mentoring activities, he has embarked on scientific projects aimed at identifying novel crop varieties which are able to withstand various unfavorable growth conditions for maximum food production, providing useful insights for various crop breeding programs. His long-term goal is to drive research on the science of adaptability of important food crops, including maize and wheat, to a wide range of adverse environmental conditions. Thus, encouraging sustainable food practices across the continent and ultimately ensuring a food-secure Africa.