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"Achieving the goals requires use of technologies systemwide"


Roger Beachy

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Executive Director of World Food Center, University of CA, Davis

Exec. Director of World Food Center, UC Davis, and Prof. of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis. Beachy was appointed by Pres. Obama to the National Science Board in 2014; and 2009-2011 as Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He was founding president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri; previous appointments include Prof. of Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA; Prof. of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis.

Achievements in fields of molecular biology of plants and plant biotechnology led to election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as Fellow of the AAAS; the American Academy of Microbiology, Foreign Associate of scientific academies in India, The World Academy of Sciences, and others. Awarded of the Wolf Prize in Agriculture and others. Current focus includes increasing collaborations and innovations in agriculture and food sciences.

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