Blaise Binama

Senior scientist

I am working on the research project CONSERWA (, which involves 26 partners from 12 European countries. My research focuses on interdisciplinary agricultural science production systems. I aim to improve the prediction of cultivar performance under varying environmental conditions, particularly in temperate-adapted maize, with a specific emphasis on drought tolerance. Employing cutting-edge genotyping technologies, specifically genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), we will generate extensive genetic data, offering insights into the genomic makeup of each cultivar. Using genotypic prediction methodologies such as Ridge Regression, Bayes C-pi, and gradient-boosting ML approaches, we anticipate forecasting cultivar performance across a range of drought conditions, beginning in Göttingen and expanding to other European locations such as Italy, Hungary, Romania, and France.