Day of international scientists at Grains Innovation Park
1 May 2018
The significant scientific contributions made by scientists from across the globe will be highlighted at a special seminar being presented at Horsham's Grains Innovation Park (GIP) this Thursday, May 3.
The 'Day of International Scientists' seminar was conceived by GIP's staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who have re-located to Horsham to live and work.
As well as being a learning opportunity, the seminar is a social event with a cultural diversity theme for all GIP employees to enjoy.
Among current GIP staff are more than 20 people who originate from a diverse range of countries including America, Bangladesh, China, Croatia, England, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania and Vietnam.
These people contribute to science within the areas of virology, entomology, pathology, germplasm improvement, pulse breeding, plant phenotyping, grains and soil chemistry and agronomy, on a range of crops including wheat, barley, canola, field pea, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and safflower.
Thursday's seminar, which is billed as being "a fast-paced tour of global science", will feature scientists representing their countries of origin, including: Helena Smith and Piotr Trebicki (Poland), Sameer Joshi (India), Murray Hart (United Kingdom), Babu Pandey (Nepal), Denise Barbulescu (Romania) and Garry O'Leary (Australia).
Denise Barbulescu said the one-hour seminar promises to provide insight into some of the scientific breakthroughs we commonly use in our daily life and work.
"People will be surprised to learn that many of these breakthroughs have come from the different countries that are represented at GIP and in Horsham," she said.
The Day of International Scientists seminar will be held at the Grains Innovation Park, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Thursday, May 3. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend this event.
The contributions made by international scientists who have worked at the Grains Innovation Park over the past 50 years will also be highlighted as part of the golden anniversary celebrations being held later this year. Keep an eye on our website for details, agriculture.vic.gov.au/horsham.
For more information phone 5362 2111.
Categorised under: Agriculture,Research