Welcome to
JR Biotek

We are reshaping crop agricultural research in African universities by upskilling a new cadre of scientists, innovators and bio-industry leaders who can develop innovative solutions for sustainable food production in African nations. 

JR BioTek Vision

Our Vision

To unlock Africa’s potential to sustainably feed its rapidly growing human population (and the rest of the world) through advances in crop genomics and cutting-edge biotechnologies in crop improvement.

Our Approach

We utilise a grassroot bottom-up approach to bridge the scientific skills deficiency gaps hampering agricultural research and innovation, particularly in African universities where the next generation of scientists, innovations and bio-industry leaders are produced.

JR BioTek Approach

Our Programs

R&T Program

Reach & Teach Science in Africa

A flagship capacity building initiative developed to equip Africa’s present and future ag-scientists with the knowledge, skills and networks needed to advance crop agricultural research for Africa’s sustainable development. 

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Bio-innovation for Africa Project Co-Creation

Africa Bio-Venture Creation & Pitch Project

Designed to support Africa-based early-career researchers to co-create concepts that deliver projects and initiatives aimed at solving some of the most pressing challenges faced on the continent, especially food and nutrition insecurity.

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African Bioscience Mentoring Scheme

JR Biotek African Scholars Mentoring Program

An initiative designed to provide high-quality mentoring to support high-achieving and highly motivated PhD students (crop agricultural research) in African Universities.

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JR BioTek Alumni

JR Biotek Alumni Network

A powerful network of dedicated researchers based in over 100 universities and research institutes in 20+ African countries. Our alumni are outstanding scientists and ECRs conducting important research aimed at bringing millions of Africans out of hunger and extreme poverty.

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Your Donations are Appreciated

Thank you for supporting our work and mission to train Africa’s present and future scientists and bioscience industry leaders. Your generous donation means a lot to us! It will help us develop and provide quality bioscience education, scientific laboratory training, and research career development opportunities to students, teachers and early-career scientists in Africa. Thank you so much once again for your kind support.