Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Former IRRI crop physiologist is guest at researchers’ lunch

The Young Researchers Lunch for November hosted Tanguy Lafarge, senior scientist and leader of the Crop Physiology Group at the Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France.

Dr. Lafarge introduced CIRAD to the group composed of young research staff at IRRI and shared his views on the role of plant physiologists in international agricultural research. He emphasized the importance of plant physiologists to research that seeks solutions to real problems in the field, but adding that research does not have to have direct impact on farmers to be useful.

Participants of the November lunch were Changrong Ye, Ainara Penalver Cruz, Nurul Hidayatun, Wanju Shi, and Robert Coe.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for IRRI research staff and scholars who are at the early stages of their careers. It aims to provide an opportunity for discussion with senior scientists on a range of topics related to rice science and career path.

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