Marc Ghislain

    Global leader of the biotechnology research program
    International Potato Center (CIP)

    Marc is the global leader of the biotechnology research program at the International Potato Center (CIP)

    He has a PhD in gene and cell biotechnology from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. His research interests cover all fields of plant genetics. He is the author of more than 70 scientific publications.

    He is currently leading CIP efforts to release a transgenic potato completely resistant to late blight in sub-Saharan African countries. He is based in Nairobi Kenya, at the regional headquarter of the International Potato Center, ILRI Campus, Old Naivasha Road, P.O. Box 25171, Nairobi 00603, Kenya (