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About Godwill M Chewachong

Plant diseases caused by viruses constitute a major constraint to crop production worldwide. More than a thousand viruses are known to infect plants and account for about 50% of all newly emerging plant viruses. Mitigating yield losses caused by plant viruses is therefore crucial to ensure the world meets the demand of a growing population.
My research is focused on engineering attenuated plant viruses (Plant virus "vaccines") for use in "vaccinating" plants against the wild type viruses, using Pepino Mosaic Virus, an emerging pathogen of tomato, as a model.


Present Non-Faculty Academic Position, Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC), Cameroon ‐ National Inspector Of Pedagogy for Agriculture Education
Present Faculty Member, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon ‐ Department of Plant Biology
Faculty Member, University of Bamenda, Cameroon ‐ Higher Technical Teachers Training College (HTTTC)

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Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, Purdue University, 2013
  • Janson-Stover Travel Award, Plant Pathology, 2013
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2010-2013

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