WIT Award Year: 2013
Organization: Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute
El-Amil is a research assistant with the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute, Plant Breeding Department. She is a PhD student working with Claude De Vallavieille, France. El-Amil is focusing on yellow rust Puccinia striiformiis tritici and studying the effect of temperature and host on the population structure of this pathogen in the Middle East. She co-authored two articles in the Journal of Plant Pathalogy.