Brian graduated with BSc (Hons) Agricultural Botany, University of Leeds, UK and obtained his PhD in Early seed development in cereals from University of Edinburgh, UK. He is currently the Consultant for BioHybrids International as well as Biotechnology Advisor for Sumatra Bioscience, Indonesia. His area of expertise includes Plant breeding, crop genetics and enabling technologies ,Seed biology , tissue culture, marker assisted selection.
Dr. Brian Forster, Consultant, Sumatra Bioscience, Indonesia, Biotechnology Advisor
Main crops worked on are Temperate and tropical cereals, rapeseed ,tropical plantation crops (oil palm, rubber, cocoa and banana).
One of his recent career highlights was the Development of a Biotechnology department to support breeding and seed production of oil palm at Sumatra Bioscience, Indonesia. He also helped develop the joint venture with the Oil Palm Research Institute, Ghana and the establishment of a new company Ghana Sumatra to provide oil palm seed for West Africa. Brian has won many awards as most talented scientist and lectures frequently on Plant Biotechnology
BioHybrids International Ltd
Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Day 1 [Mon 18, July], at 09:00 AM
Breakthroughs in High-Yielding Planting Materials
Day 1 [Mon 18, July], at 09:05 AM