Syngenta researcher participates in GapSummit

Syngenta's head of biology research emphasized the importance of addressing constraints on food and chemical resources.
Syngenta's head of biology research emphasized the importance of addressing constraints on food and chemical resources. | File photo

Syngenta's head of biology research Michiel van Lookeren Campagne took part in the 2016 GapSummit last month as a speaker and panelist on the Future Resources panel, where he highlighted the importance of addressing constraints on food and chemical resources.

He believes that, with more research, biotechnology can provide solutions for global resource demands, sustainable intensification of agriculture to ensure preservation of forests and combat climate change, the need to stimulate technology contributions and investments by strengthening intellectual property rights.

“It is an honor to be a part of this global conversation with leaders regarding the future of our resources and the significant impact biotechnology can have,” van Lookeren Campagne said. “There is a need for a shift in how we view these problems as a society and, more importantly, we must consider how advanced technologies, science, mathematics and big data can be more broadly seen as an essential part of the solution.”

The GapSummit is Global Biotech Revolution’s global and international generational leadership summit held at Old Divinity School, St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. It brings leaders in the biotech world together, including young leaders and biotechnology specialists.

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