Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship

27 May 2015

Tracking proteins in farmers' varieties of durum wheat in Ethiopia

Durum wheat is a common crop in Ethiopia where many local varieties are grown. Mr Basazen Fantahun, an Ethiopian, has been awarded Bioversity International’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship to study the quality of 35 farmers' varieties of durum wheat used for pasta making. 

14 Jul 2014

Winner of the 2014 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship announced

Dr Karthikeyan Thiyagarajan has been awarded the 2014 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship to conduct genetic research on salinity-tolerant wheat varieties.

01 Jul 2014

In memory of Sergey Alexanian

We would like to take a moment to celebrate the life of Dr Sergey Alexanian, a good friend and colleague of the N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry who recently passed away.