Winnie Gimode

Winnie Gimode is an innovative Geneticist and breeder with experience in classical and modern molecular approaches for crop improvement. She has extensive experience working on determining the genetic basis of important traits in various crops and development of assays for marker assisted selection.
Previously, Winnie has also served as a lecturer of Biochemistry and worked on genetics of tropical diseases such as malaria. She also does translations and voice-overs in Swahili for some animations with SAWBO, used by extension specialists in farmer training.
Winnie is based in the Americas Hub of the Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, in Cali, Colombia, as the Cassava Geneticist. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry, from Kenyatta University in Kenya, and a Ph.D. and postdoc training in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics from the University of Georgia, USA.