Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

A blog about leading science in peanut and food security.

PMIL student Hassen takes university teaching post

  Abdi Hassen, who completed research for a PhD with support from the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, has been appointed an assistant professor of Plant Pathology in the School of Plant Sciences at Haramaya University in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Over several months, Hassen worked with Renee Arias at the…
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PMIL researcher releases genome of nine A. flavus isolates

With the financial support of Feed the Future’s Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, the research team of plant pathologist Renee Arias has released nine genomes of Aspergillus isolated from peanuts in Georgia in 2014. Arias’ team is working to use RNA interference (RNAi) to reduce aflatoxin contamination of peanut seeds….
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Q&A with Abdi Mohammed: Aflatoxin Management of Eastern Ethiopia Groundnut

Abdi Mohammad Hassen

Abdi Mohammed Hassen is a short-term Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL) trainee working with PMIL Lead Scientist Renee Arias at the United States Department of Agriculture National Peanut Research Laboratory (USDA NPL) in Dawson, Georgia. Abdi worked with Arias from August 5th until October 27th of 2014. He has returned home to complete his PhD degree in Plant Pathology from Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. He plans to graduate in October/November, 2016.
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