Abdelfattah A. Dababat (Amer), is a senior scientist and the CIMMYT Country Representative for Turkey.
A native of Palestine, he received his PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2007 and joined CIMMYT in 2009 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Soil Borne Diseases (SBD) program in wheat. He is based in Ankara, Turkey, where he has led the SBD program since 2012. This program focuses on identifying resistant sources to fungal crown and root rot diseases and nematodes and transferring these resistances into elite spring and winter wheat.
In addition to research, Dababat is very involved in capacity development within the global SBD community. He has organized several international conferences on SBDs, holds regular training courses and has co-supervised more than 30 Master and PhD students from around the world. He has published three books and manuals, and more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, proceedings and abstracts.