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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.
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Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, announced a collaboration with Phytola, a leader in oilseed crop research, to develop soybean varieties with increased oil content. The research and development project recently received funding from Genome Canada.
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A research group based at the University of Alberta is hosting two students from Old Scona High School for a national competition in biotechnology.
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Researchers with Phytola isolated three genes from pomegranates and incorporated them into high-value oilseed crops adding punicic acid to its list of nutritional benefits.
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Phytola has significantly enhanced its industry-related experience and expertise with four recent additions to its Management Advisory Board.
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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.