Congratulations to all the Peanut Innovation Lab students who presented this past week at the annual conference of the American Peanut Research and Education Society. The week-long meeting was held online, creating more opportunity for international students to participate – and they took advantage of that chance.

Seven master’s students presented papers – Jennifer Abogoom, Ivan Chapu, Danielle Essandoh, Ellah Liwonde, Brian Mkanda, Precious Mtengzo, and Emmanuel Sie – and three master’s students submitted posters – Daisy Kemigisha, Ruth Martha Mirembe and Henry Ssendagire. The students represent four universities in three countries: Ghana, Uganda and Malawi.

Esther Achola, Stephen Arthur, Leslie Commey, Lutangu Makweti and Ahmed Seidu also presented in the PhD student section, making up nearly one-quarter of the total presentations this year.

Graduate students compete as they present to a panel of judges at the APRES conference, which included 41 student presentations this year.  While none of the international students won, their presentations added much to the scope of the offerings this year, moderator Bob Kemerait said. 

In addition to the students, two dozen Peanut Innovation Lab scientists presented their most recent work at the conference.  

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