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Plant and Postharvest Technologies (PPT)
Staff List




Scientific Research Leader


Full Name:

Masuisuiolemalietoa Dr. Seeseei Molimau - Samasoni 

Email address:

seeseei.molimau-samasoni@srosmanagement.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

Masuisui Dr. Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni leads the Plant & Postharvest Technologies Division with laboratory research experience from the University of Newcastle Australia (where she completed her Bachelor in Biotechnology with First Class Honours and was awarded a Faculty Medal), and the Victoria University of Wellington (where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Molecular Bioscience, looking at Samoan medicinal plants). 

Masuisui Dr. Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni holds the belief that the full potential of agricultural and natural products is yet to be realized in Samoa, and well-thought out and well-implemented research activities will allow for this to happen.

Qualifications:
Dip. Lab Techniques (TAFE, NWS);BSc Biotech;1st Class Hons, (Newcastle Australia); PhD, (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Principal Research Scientist


Full Name:

Annie Toailoa 

Email address:

Annie.Toailoa@sros.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

Graduated from Auckland University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physical Geography with an Environmental Science specialization. Prior to SROS, I worked for the Animal Production & Health Division of MAF from 2010-2012, where I assisted in research for livestock farming and management methods. 

Qualifications:
BSc

Senior Research Scientist


Full Name:

Semi Seruvakula 

Email address:

semi.seruvakula@sros.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

My interest is in the field of Agricultural Research Activities. . I was working as a Tissue Culture Laboratory Technicians at USP and then Join IRETA-USP as a Research Officer from 2003-2005.. From 2006-2011 I was in Malaysia with IJM Plantations Bhd, Oil Palm Company, based at their Research Station “Quality Training and Research Centre” (QTRC) mainly at the Seed Production Unit.

Also have experience on Plant Protection Unit; Tropical Weed Science, Fruit Fly, Plant Pathology and Entomology.

Qualification:
B. Ag. Sc (USP), Dip. Ag. Sc (NAS Fiji)
Senior Research Scientist


Full Name:

Siope Pele 

Email address:

siope.pele@sros.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

I believe Scientists and Farmers should work together to improve Food production through scientific methods and technologies. It is a great previledge and challenge to be part of SROS Team.

Qualifications
B.Ag.Sc (USP).
Research Scientist


Full Name:

Semua Militini Tagoai 

Email address:

Militini.Tagoai@sros.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

Given a chance to work for SROS has been a dream come true. My wish is for my agricultural background to help in strengthening and implementing various environmental friendly techniques to ensure food safety, as well as to assist food production to meet the needs of the growing population in Samoa. 

Work experience:
Research Officer MAF 2007-2010
Major Program:
Crop Pest and Disease

Qualifications:
BAgr, USP Alafua 2006
Certificate in Food Science South West University Beibei Chongqing Province, PR China (2011-2012)
Assistant Research Scientist


Full Name:

Veronica Vaaiva 

Email address:

veronica.vaaiva@sros.org.ws

Contact Telephone:

+685 20664 

Biography:

Have completed my Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Applied Science from the University of the South Pacific at Alafua Campus and graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in 2015. Currently, I am working at SROS for the first time, eager to develop more skills and ideas to accomplish SROS mission.