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August 17, 2019
dividerNews ArchivedividerBernard Lehmann, Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and several other delegates visited ABRII on 4th March 2019
Bernard Lehmann, Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and several other delegates visited ABRII on 4th March 2019
Bernard Lehmann, Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and several other delegates visited ABRII on 4th March 2019

Bernard Lehmann, Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and several other delegates including Mr. Aebi, Assistant Director General, FOAG, Ms. Laug, Policy Advisor, FOAG, Dr. Wahl, Head of the Strategic Research, Agroscope, Dr. Vadiei, DSM, Business Development Manager, Ms. Demir, DSM, Regional Business Manager, Ms. Carella, from Nestlé Iran, Country Manager, Ms. Schmithüsen, Country Head Syngenta, Ms. Togtema, CSO, HOCHDORF, Mr. Sarvar, Managing Director of Bühler Group, praised ABRII’s capabilities and achievements, hoping for future scientific collaboration with ABRII, while visiting ABRII on 4th March 2019. This board had visited the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) and several affiliated research institutes, as well as signing a Letter of Intent.

The delegates were accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, deputy Director General for Research, and Dr. Saber Qanbari, Head of the International Affairs Office of ABRII.

The delegations went on to acquaint themselves with the activities and achievements of the Cell and Culture Department, especially in the field of double haploid production. Dr. Shariat Panahi, Head of the department, introduced the research activities on rapeseed, wheat, cucumber, pepper and new projects of sorghum, millet and rice.  he referred to the problems of this method and provided samples and documentation of the successful research activities of ABRII.

Nanotechnology Department was one of the sections visited by the delegates, in which Dr.Hosseini, provided explanations on the research activities and achievements of the researchers on the production of nano-pesticides, nano-fertilizers, seed coating formulations, and on the problems of the agricultural sector which can be solved through nanotechnology. The sector's achievements in the field of seed coating and slow release fertilizers, which may reduce the use of fertilizers and hazardous chemicals while increasing their efficiency. The microscopic section and its various equipment were visited and explanations were given on their applications in nano-biosciences and agricultural research.

Other departments of the institute, i.e., Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Plant Molecular Physiology and Department of Genetic Engineering and Biosafety were also visited by the delegation.


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