Dr Rose Suniso Maxwell Gidado

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board Members

Dr. Rose Suniso Maxwell Gidado, a renowned figure in agricultural biotechnology, is currently the Director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Department at the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Nigeria. She holds the position of Nigerian Country Coordinator for the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa. Gidado’s career has been marked by her contributions to various roles, including Desk Officer at Africa Biofortified Sorghum and the Program for Biosafety Systems. Dr. Gidado also served as a Liaison Officer and Facilitator for the successful passage of the Nigeria Biosafety Bill from 2009 to 2015.

Dr. Gidado’s contributions to the scientific community are documented through numerous publications and her authorship of policy briefs and book chapters.  Dr. Gidado earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. She has received numerous accolades, including the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Award, in recognition of her mentorship role.