Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Three researchers' lunches held in October

IRRI BOT member Steve Baenziger (center)
was guest during the 10 October YRL.
The flurry of activities in October at IRRI headquarters offered more opportunities for young IRRI researchers to chat with their more experienced seniors who were in town.

The three Young Researchers Lunches in October featured the following guests and attendees:

5 October. Frank Rijsberman, the new CGIAR Consortium CEO, with Reneeliza Jean Melgar, Sudhir Yadav, Balram Marathi, Shanta Karki, Reianne Quilloy, and Krishna Jagadish.

10 October (top right). Steve Baenziger, professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Nebraska, USA, and incoming IRRI Board of Trustees Program Committee chair, with Adam Sparks, Reza Mohammad Emon, Ruby Sallan-Gonzales, Jeshurun Asher Tarun, and Christine Jade Dilla-Ermita. Dr. Baenziger answered questions from some of the young researchers' on advanced breeding technologies. The group had a long discussion on the potential benefits of an IRRI partnership with the private sector.

Michael Francisco, Sr. (4th from left),
guest during the 23 October YRL.
23 October (left). Michael Francisco, Sr., editor of Nature Biotechnology, with Nikolaos Tsakirpaloglou, Rona Niña Mae Rojas, Armin Bhuiya, Ying Wang, Zilhas Ahmed Jewel, and Jung Hyun Shim. Mr. Francisco's advice for the young researchers was to meet and interact with as many other other researchers as possible, and to cultivate the ability to describe one's own work in a way that's interesting and concise.

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