We are gearing up for a 3 country expedition. Super excited to have Dr. Jo-Ann Stanton from University of Otago, New Zealand joining us to try out her amazing point of care devices in the field! Jo and Laura met this past March when Laura visited Genetics Otago– many thanks to Julia Horsfield and Amarni Thomas for the connection!
Our plan is to follow-up with Asha, our farmer in Tanzania who is featured here. Her improved cassava has been in the field for 9 months and we celebrate her harvest with her and the village. True impact! We have many exciting things planned for Uganda and Kenya. In addition, we are planning to do more rapid barcoding of infected material and also more capacity building throughout. We are also awaiting a very special package from Oxford Nanopore that will make our in-field data analyses much much easier! Stay tuned for updates.