Arjen van Tunen - CEO KeyGene

The Merits of Plant Biotechnology: for crop innovations, health benefits and a sustainable agriculture

Arjen J. van Tunen (1958) graduated as MSc. in Medical Biology in 1986 and as PdD in Genetics in 1991, both from the Free University of Amsterdam.He worked 10 years for the Wageningen based WUR institute Plant Research International. First as Groupleader Molecular genetics of floral organ formation in flowers (1991-1995), then as Head of department Cell Biology (1995-1998) and finally as Director Research (1998-2001). In 2001 he became Director of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Science of the University of Amsterdam. In 2004 he joined KeyGene, Wageningen, the Netherlands as CEO. Among other side functions Arjen is Board Member of EuropaBio, Food Valley NL and chairs the conference on Crop Innovation & Business to be held in April 2019 in Amsterdam.

Full C2W article can be found here in Dutch

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