Dr. Cyril Diatta is a plant breeder at the Regional Center for the Study of Crop Adaptation to Drought (CERAAS), Thies, and at Bambey Agronomic Research center (CNRA), both belonging to the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA). He has experience in breeding scheme optimization, population development and phenotyping, drought resistance phenotyping and breeding, grain mold resistance phenotyping and breeding, Striga resistance phenotyping and breeding, breeding for grain and forage quality, molecular breeding, quantitative genetic, and seed system. In the last five years, his research focused on the development of stable high yielding dual purpose sorghum varieties that are resistant to drought, grain mold, striga and adapted to the different agroecological zones of Senegal. He released with his research mentor several tannin-free dual purpose sorghum varieties in Senegal. Currently, he leads the sorghum breeding program of ISRA, and the Cereale program of ISRA/CNRA of Bambey. He also participates in the teaching and training of students in plant breeding and quantitative genetics at Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) of Dakar and at Iba Der Thiam University (UIDT) of Thies, Senegal. He also supervises student activities on research and thesis preparation.