Marwa Laribi

Marwa Laribi


Ms Marwa Laribi, is a PhD student in plant production at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT). She holds an engineering degree in Food Science. Her research interest revolves around the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of fungal pathogens, search for novel sources of resistance, and epidemiology of cereal diseases in Tunisia. 

Since 2016, she has been working as a research assistant with the Septoria Precision Phenotyping Platform in Tunisia, led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in partnership with the Institution of Agriculture Research and Higher Education (IRESA), under the supervision of Prof. Amor Yahyaoui (CIMMYT) and Dr. Sarrah ben M'Barek (IRESA). An experience which allowed for her personal and professional development.

In 2017, she attended the Advanced Wheat Improvement Course in Plant Pathology, Breeding and Biotechnology held at CIMMYT Mexico.

In 2020, she worked as a research assistant at the Plant Pathology laboratory at the University of Alberta (Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Strelkov for 6 months, where she further enhanced her knowledge and skills in Biotechnology and Molecular techniques.

She is passionate about plant pathogens and their interaction with host plants, genomics and breeding.