Rizky Kirana, from Indonesia, is an academic staff member at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU Vienna-Austria. She received a B.Sc. in agronomy from Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia, and an M.Sc. in plant breeding from Gadjah Mada University. Her current research focuses on the characterization of fusarium head blight resistance in durum wheat. She collaborates with the John Innes Center to evaluate potential fusarium head blight resistance in wild wheat relatives.
I am eager to grow up as part of a global research team that advances agriculture to eradicate hunger, improve health, and promote environmental sustainability. This award will mean a lot to me to open and accelerate my following career path to realize my dream as a researcher, teacher, and community servant in agriculture.