Linly Banda

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography and Education


Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

Fun Fact

I have visited 11 countries on 3 continents (the list will get longer!)


Crop biofortification. Identification of genes/ genetic traits influencing quality and nutritional traits in staple crops (sorghum, sweetpotato). Development of markers for quality/nutrition breeding.

Career Goal

Develop improved crop varieties that contribute towards food nutrition and security in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Pan African University Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation, 2021

Dissertation: Biochemical and genetic determinants of texture in cooked sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)

National University of Science and Technology, 2014

Dissertation: Molecular characterization of an EMS-induced mutant population of Sorghum bicolor

National University of Science and Technology, 2011

Dissertation: The efficacy of alkaline steeping in extracting proathocyanidins from the grain of some malting sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) varieties