Thursday, January 12, 2012

Roger Beachy U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Beachy to speak on agriculture
Roger Beachy, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and founding president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will discuss the future of sustainable and intensive agriculture on Jan. 26 at Cal Poly Pomona. The lecture is entitled, "The Role of Science and Technology in Achieving Global Food Security." Beachy's groundbreaking work on plant genetic engineering, leading to the development of plants resistant to viral diseases, has won him numerous honors and awards, including the Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the University Theatre at 7 p.m. A networking session will take place at 6 p.m., and a question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. For more information, Click for article in the Pasadena Star news. Posted: 01/12/2012 12:03:36 AM PST