Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Potsdam, Germany

Marwa Shumo

2022 Intensive Track Female Science Talents

Dr. Marwa Shumo a.k.a The Lady of the Flies is a Falling Walls Labs Finalist (2016) and a Young Scientist of the “Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings” (2020,2021 and 2023). The Lady of the Flies gained a B.Sc. in Biotechnology (University of Nizwa, Oman), an MSc. in Environmental Sciences (University of Cologne, Germany) and a PhD in Agricultural Sciences (University of Bonn, Germany) and an International Doctorate in Development Studies (Center for Development Research/ZEF, Germany). She is an expert on organic waste recycling, use of insects for food and feed and bioeconomy and has held various roles both in the industry and academia.

I want sustainable and alternative proteins to be major constituents of our future food and feed products. I want this, because we need to meet the increasing demand of protein required by the 10 billion people expected to live by the year 2050. I can do this, because I have been rearing insects on side waste streams to produce cost effective and sustainable alternative proteins.