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CIFST Webinar: Biodiversity

  • 20 Oct 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Webinar


  • FREE for CIFST members in good standing


Topic: Biodiversity

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST

Our Speaker:

Dr. Axel Diederichsen, Research Scientist, Curator, Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC)

Axel Diederichsen works as curator and research scientist at the Canadian national genebank for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed his undergraduate studies in agronomy and earned his Ph.D. degree in plant breeding from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany. He oversees the operation of Plant Gene Resources of Canada and has conducted studies using agro-botanical and taxonomical approaches in cultivated plants. He is engaged in several fora at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations that deal with plant genetic resources.


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