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Thursday, October 18 • 9:40am - 10:25am
Game Change: Innovations Shaping the Future of Green Technology

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Speakers Include:
Robert Fraley - Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
M.S. Swaminathan - Chair, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Marc Van Montagu - Emeritus Professor, Ghent University


Speakers
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Robert Fraley

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. has been Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto Co. since August 2000. Dr. Fraley primary responsibility is to oversee Monsanto's integrated crop and seed agribusiness technology and research with facilities in most every world area. He has been Co-President of Agricultural Sector of Pharmacia Corporation (formerly, Monsanto Company) of DEKALB Genetics Corp. since March 1997. He has been... Read More →
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Marc Van Montagu

Chairman, Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University
Em. Prof. Marc Van Montagu is a pioneer in plant molecular biology. He is well known (with J. Schell) as the discoverer of the Ti-plasmid and the inventor of Agrobacterium tumefaciens transformation technology, now used worldwide to produce genetically engineered plants. Van Montagu used this new technology to study gene regulation and to discover the molecular basis of several plant physiological processes... Read More →
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M.S. Swaminathan

Emeritus Chair, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
M.S. Swaminathan was born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India, on August 7, 1925. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi, the young man was committed to serving his country and considered becoming a police officer. Winning a fellowship in 1949, he instead studied agriculture in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, earned a Ph.D. in plant genetics from Cambridge in 1952, and continued his research in the United States. Dissatisfied with the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 9:40am - 10:25am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott