Researcher biography

Oluwaseun is a PhD candidate at the Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), the University of Queensland. He completed his BSc in Plant Breeding and Seed Technology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria, with a First Class Honour in 2014. In 2019, He obtained his MSc in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resource from Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Netherlands. During his MSc, he worked at WUR on “Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying high k+ content in quinoa under salt stress”  and his second research project at the Institute for Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plant, the University of Bonn German on “Functional study of the CpPTP-1 promoter and the effects of site-directed mutagenesis on its crucial cis-acting regulatory elements in Craterostigma plantagineum”. Currently, Oluwaseun works at the crop science centre, and his PhD project explores improving accuracy of genomic prediction of high yielding and drought-adapted chickpea. His PhD will develop a prediction model to fast-track the selection process during pre-breeding and breeding activities for chickpea varietal development and release.

Oluwaseun’s principal advisor is Associate Professor Lee Hickey.