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Dr Jonathan Mufandaedza

Dr Jonathan Mufandaedza is the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe. Dr. J Mufandaedza  graduated from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) with a Bask  Applied Biotechnology (Hons.) degree and immediately worked as a chemist. Subsequently he enrolled for Msc Biotechnology degree with University of Zimbabwe. His academic work started at the UZ where he worked as a lecturer before he moved to start the Department of Biotechnology at Chinhoyi University of Technology. He became the Inaugural Chairperson of Biotechnology department and the patron of Foundation of Biotechnology (FOB). His PhD studies at Wageningen University of Research in collaboration with Rhodes & University Limpopo, South Africa.

He later graduated with a PhD from University of Limpopo, as a graduating University. Taught at the University of Limpopo and became a leading Consultant for Limpopo Agro-Technology Station (LATS). Dr Mufandaedza came back home and rejoined Chinhoyi University of Technology as the Chairperson of the Department of Biotechnology for the second time and later moved to Great Zimbabwe as Dean of Science. Dr Mufandaedza had collaborated on several manuscripts with friends and colleagues, in which some have been published and presented on various International conferences, workshops and seminars. Dr Mufandaedza after his ten-year carrier in the academic field thought it was time for a change of the scenery and moved to Harare to lead the National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer.

In his own words “management is all about serving people and it involves creating an environment where fellow members of staff can attain their potential. Equally, I will feel content if fellow members of staff achieve their potential. My vision is to transform NBA to be a leading hub in biosafety and biotechnology, research and development.”
Thank you.

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  • GM Testing Laboratory

    The NBA’s GMO Testing Laboratory was officially opened by the senior government official from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, on 13 September 2017.

    Resources for setting up the laboratory were provided by the Government of Zimbabwe and the European Union. The Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development and NBA renovated an already existing super structure into a laboratory. Whereas, the European Union supplied equipment worth US$90, 434.18. 

    The NBA will use this laboratory as a facility for GMO detection, quantification, identification, monitoring and surveillance. The laboratory contributes greatly towards development of the National Biosafety Framework. This Biosafety level 1 laboratory is an initial step towards the development of a National Biosafety Reference Laboratory. It shall be upgraded so that it has biosafety levels 2 -4. This will enable NBA to safely analyse and handle high risk category organisms like Ebola and HIV.

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Recent Event

Safeguarding Progress in Biotechnology:  Profiling Ms Annah Runesu Takombwa.


The National Biotechnology Authority (NBA) participated at the Harare Agricultural Show (H.A.S) and RIO-SET 2016 edition.


Bioinformatics research set to improve use of computers.






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