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Dr. Wolfgang Friedt Receives Eminent Scientist Award

Dr. Wolfgang Friedt, a Scientific Advisor to Phytola, was awarded the Eminent Scientist Award at the 14th International Rapeseed Congress in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which took place July 5 to 9, 2015. Dr. Friedt has been with Phytola’s Scientific Advisory Committee since early 2015 and we are grateful for his commitment to our research activities.

Based at Germany’s Justus Liebig University Giessen, Professor I.R. Friedt ­works in the Institute of Agronomy and Plant Breeding and has authored more than 200 scientific publications, making him one of Europe’s top experts in the field of oilseed science.

We congratulate Dr. Friedt on this well-deserved recognition for his achievements in the field of rapeseed research and technology development. 


Phytola Science Meeting

The 2015 Phytola Science Meeting was held on September 16 to 17, 2015, at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Attendees were informed of the advancements made in oilseed sciences and biotechnology through Phytola’s research. There were two excellent keynote presentations from Dr. Ivo Feussner (Georg-August-University, Germany) and from the 2015 Eminent Scientist Award winner and Phytola Scientific Advisor Dr. Wolfgang Friedt.

This year's celebration of Phytola science will be posted here when the details have been confirmed.