Migdam Elsheikh Abdelgani is a soil microbiologist. He worked as a Researcher at the Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute-National Centre for Research from 1992 to 2007, and as Deputy General Director of the National Centre for Research from 2007 to 2013. Currently, he is the General Director of the National Centre for Research (NCR). He graduated from the Faculty of the Agriculture University of Khartoum in 1981, obtained his MSc in Environmental studies in 1990 at the Institute of Environmental Studies, the University of Khartoum. His PhD was awarded by the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Khartoum in 1997 in Soil Microbiology. His current research is in the use of soil microorganism in the production of bio-fertilisers and pesticides.