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Interesting webinar for plant scientists

Postby Dave Jensen » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:06 pm

Here's an interesting webinar for scientists considering plant breeding as a career. I would urge you to stay tuned to this and future webinars from the NAPB (National Assoc of Plant Breeders) if this sounds at all interesting. My feeling is that plant breeding is one of those "must have" sectors for science to solve the pending food security issues in the world. Every time we do a plant breeding search at our firm, there are too few candidates (and too many open jobs.)

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Here's the announcement

The NAPD Early Career Working Group has partnered with the Education Committee to prepare a series of panel discussions this spring focused on future challenges and prospects in plant breeding. The first webinar will be April 10 at 1PM EDT and will feature NAPB Leadership Dr. Wayne Smith, Dr. Todd Campbell and Dr. Klaus Koehler. Don’t delay, register today: https://learn.extension.org/events/3385


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Re: Interesting webinar for plant scientists

Postby CJB » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:40 pm

Dave, what about strain improvement in general? (e.g. for microbial fermentation or similar bioprocess applications)
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Re: Interesting webinar for plant scientists

Postby Dave Jensen » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:03 pm

CJB wrote:Dave, what about strain improvement in general? (e.g. for microbial fermentation or similar bioprocess applications)


Hi CJB,

This whole area is a good field. I've had problems finding microbial physiologists for work in any number of industries, for strain improvement projects in biofuels, or food products, or pharmaceuticals and more. Gene-editing is solidly of interest as well -- even in the livestock area.

Sorry I don't have any interesting webinars in these other areas, but going after any of these is likely to produce a career in a field that has plenty of opportunity.

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