Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Former genetic resources head is guest in May researchers' lunch

Mike Jackson, OBE (center, in blue),
with some of IRRI's budding scientists.
Mike Jackson, OBE, former director of program planning and coordination and head of the Genetic Resources Center at IRRI, was the guest in this month's Young Researchers Lunch.

Dr. Jackson met with IRRI researchers Lenie Quiatchon-Baeza, Tahir Hussain Awan, Pogs Manalili, James Quilty, Kai Wang, and Zilhas Ahmed Jewel on 6 May 2013, sharing stories from the course of his career that started at the International Potato Center in Peru, before the CGIAR was even formed.

He discussed issues pertaining to intellectual property and genetic resources with the group, to whom he left these words: "To be successful at IRRI, you only need to know 5 words—please, thank you, and well done."

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting of IRRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career, providing an opportunity for discussion with senior scientists on a range of science topics, and others including career paths.

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