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Dr Jean-Yves Paul
Senior Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Discipline *
Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant Biology, Analytical Chemistry
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008



Jean-Yves Paul has completed his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in 2009. He has been actively involved in an ARC founded project, which uses anti-apoptosis genes as a novel and efficient disease resistance strategy against Fusarium wilt of banana. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, working on a Grand Challenges in Global Health project founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This project aims to significantly increase the level of carotenoids and iron in cultivars of East African Highland Banana (EAHB), the variety that provides the basis of the Ugandan diet.


Research area and expertise

  • Control of fungal diseases of banana through genetic engineering
  • Biofortification of staples crops – Help alleviate micronutrient deficiency in East Africa, mainly vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) through the biofortification of East African Highland Banana (EAHB) in Uganda


This information has been contributed by Dr Jean-Yves Paul.


  • 2009 to 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2010 to Current Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, Queensland University of Technology.
This information has been contributed by Dr Jean-Yves Paul.


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