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Beyhan Akin

Senior Research Associate - Wheat Breeder

Beyhan Akin is a senior scientist with CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, based in Turkey.

She joined CIMMYT in 1987 and has since worked across different areas of the International Winter Wheat Program (IWWIP), including supporting capacity development for national and regional collaborators and conducting in-service trainings for young researchers from the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region.

Akin obtained her PhD from the Aegean University in Izmir, Turkey, in 2007. In addition to coordinating technical activities for IWWIP, she currently leads the crossing programs under IWWIP and the Spring Wheat Program in Turkey.