genomics

How R&D-insights lead to new products and
solutions that help solve the big societal challenges
  • Conference April 2 - 4, 2017

  • Amsterdam

Speakers 2015

Shapiro Howard YanaH. (Howard-Yana) Shapiro PhD

Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow / MARS, INCORPORATED
Chief Agricultural Officer

Howard is a globally respected expert in plant science, plant breeding, genetics and molecular biology, he led the cacao genome project and is the founder of the African Orphan Crops Consortium and the African Plant Breeding Academy, which will sequence, assemble and annotate 101 pan-African food crops

 

Steinrucken GerhardG. (Gerhard) Steinrucken

SESVanderHave
Research Director

PhD in Plant Breeding at Hannover University in 1985
Working as sugar beet breeder in Germany 1985 – 1997

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Sorensen AnkerA. (Anker) Sørensen

KeyGene N.V.
Vice President New Business

Anker Sørensen is an experienced plant breeder and crop development expert. As Vice President New Business at KeyGene, Anker is currently responsible for development of novel products and for exploration of novel business opportunities.

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Travella Silviadr. S. (Silvia) Travella

ETP Plants for the future
Coordinator

Silvia Travella is the coordinator of the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’, which is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from the industrial, academic and farmer communities.

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Tunen Arjen vanprof. dr. A.J. (Arjen) van Tunen

Keygene N.V.
CEO

Chair plenary programme

Arjen J. van Tunen (1958) graduated as MSc. in Medical Biology in 1986 and as PdD in Genetics in 1991, both from the University of Amsterdam.

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Urbina RaulDr. R. (Raúl) Urbina

Stevia One Perú
Director

Dr. Urbina graduated in Biology and Maths from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, then continued his post graduate studies in Molecular Biology (Fordham University) and Biophysics (Princeton).

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Verzijden KarinK.E. (Karin) Verzijden

Axon Lawyers
Attorney at law

The legal framework for Novel Food is of relevance for breeding companies as certain modern breeding techniques may result in food that qualifies as such.

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Vlieg JakobProf. J. (Jakob) de Vlieg

Bayer CropScience
VP - Sr. Expert Lead

Jakob de Vlieg studied biophysics and his PhD research was focused on computer simulations in the life sciences.

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