Hi… we are spreading our knowledge around the world! Colleague Dr. Peter Phillips is presenting our work with Bill Boland at the 8th Triple Helix Conference in Madrid, Spain this week. You know, the ‘goods’ on the global pulse system and the interconnectiveness of institutions and actors in plant genetic resources and research. Talk attached.
Buena suerte, mi amigo! Wish I was there!
Hi!Well, I am leaving on a jet plane… heading to Amsterdam (three times a charm) for the Centre for Society & Genomics Conference “TEN YEARS AFTER – Mapping the societal landscape of genomics” at the Royal Tropical Institute on May 27-28th. It is yet another opportunity to present “…the flax, ma’am, just the flax!” Plus, I plan to connect with old colleagues and meet some new ones. On Friday, I head to Brussels for a meeting with representatives from COCERAL, the voice for the European cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agrosupply trade as well as someone from European Commission. We are collaborating with this group to conduct the economic and social impact analysis of advantitious precense of Triffid flax on the industry (Canada and the EU). Ah yes, we do plan to solve the world’s problems one seed at a time! So that’s work… but for fun, I hope to once again get to the Rijks Museum (check out some Rembrandts – booyeah!) and head to the Jordaan area of town (as recommended by colleague, Lars). Perhaps a boat tour of Amsterdam would be in order… haven’t done that before. I will keep the ‘Kaleidoscopers’ posted as to how things transpire! ;o) ‘Camster’ AKA ‘Hamster’ AKA ‘Rodentia Magnificus’ AKA ‘Ro-Mag’
“Matters of Flax: the ongoing Triffid story”I gave a presentation at the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) AGM at the Willows in Saskatoon tonight. Great group, good questions, highly responsive…. Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists