School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Prof Hussein Shimelis

Professor and Chair of Crop Science

Professor Shimelis have had an outstanding career to date, with significant, ongoing contributions to Plant Breeding, including new variety design and training of many of the next generations of plant breeders and agricultural scientists and delivering quality research outputs. He is a well-recognized academic by UKZN as a top performing and established researcher, ranked in the top 10 highly published researchers for the last five years consecutively. He was recognised as one of Africa’s 20 most influential plant breeders of 2020 by the Southern Africa Plant Breeders’ Association (SAPBA).

Research interests

  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Genetics
  • Biometrical Genetics
  • Crop Science

Research profiles