Tuesday, April 29, 2014

IRRI BOT member Dr. Kaye Basford is guest in researchers' lunch

On Tuesday, 15 April 2014, the Young Researchers' Lunch invited Dr. Kaye E. Basford, Professor of Biometry and former head of the School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland and member of the IRRI Board of Trustees, to its lunch meeting. Dr. Basford was visiting IRRI for the BOT meeting.

The group discussed different concepts in statistics, and Dr. Basford stressed the importance of researchers knowing what statistical analyses they can handle on their own and when they should seek help from a statistician. Dr. Basford also encouraged the young researchers to be involved in different committees as part of a well-rounded career development path.

Participants were Tahir Awan, Crystal Concepcion, Corinne Marfori-Nazarea, Grace Centeno, Alaine Gulles, and Avigail Cosico.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussions with senior scientists on a range of topics including science and career paths.

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