Research

Genotype effect on Norway spruce (Picea abies) mycobiome and resistance against Heterobasidion parviporum under abiotic stress.

I am currently involved in the Bioeconomy project "TreeGeneClimate – Sustainable wood and biomass production: Novel property traits, resilience to climate change, pest and diseases". This project aims at examining the genetic basis of wood quality traits of one of the most economically important forest trees, spruce Norway (Picea abies [L.] H. Karst) through the combination of genetic and phenotypic studies, and the analysis of genome-wide markers associated to physical and chemical properties, and resistance to decay and pests. My research will specifically monitor the statistically expressed genes in more and less susceptible genotypes in the Picea abies-Heterobasidion parviporum pathosysthem under abiotic stress and also the genotype effect on the mycobiome.


Interests

·       Forest pathology and host-pathogen interactions

·       Transcriptomics and gene expression analysis

·       Metagenomics

 

Cv

Since 09/2020 – PhD student at the Forest Pathology/Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Georg-August-University Göttingen

12/2019 - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology (Area of Specialization: Tropical and International Forestry), Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

10/2015 - Bachelor of Agricultural Technology in Forestry and Wood Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria.