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THOMSON, Jennifer A

THOMSON, Jennifer A Photograph Jennifer Ann Thomson is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (UCT). Previously, she had held the positions of Head of the Department of Microbiology at UCT, the Director of the Laboratory for Molecular and Cell Biology at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her research involves the development of genetically modified maize that is resistant to the Maize streak virus (endemic to Africa) and tolerant to drought. She received an honorary doctorate from the Sorbonne University, Paris in 2005, and the UNESCO/L’Oreal award for Women in Science in 2004. She is Chair of the Board of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Director of the South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (Pty) Ltd. She has published a book, Genes for Africa: Genetically Modified Crops in the Developing World.

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