Saturday, February 27, 2021

Paul Teng

Professor Paul Teng is Principal Officer, National Institute of Education, and  Senior Fellow (Food Security), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS),  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has over thirty years of experience in agri-food security issues from positions at the WorldFish Center, the International Rice Research Institute and Monsanto Company.  Paul’s work has included research on rice, fish, vegetables and corn.  His recent work has focused on urban food security and agri-production, from perspectives of enabling policy and technologies, including emergent technologies.  Paul was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science in March 2016 by Murdoch University, Australia, for his work in agro-technology. Prof. Teng was previously awarded the Eriksson Prize in Plant Pathology by the Swedish Academy of Science, and is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, and Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences. He is currently Chair of Asia Biobusiness Pte. Ltd. a bio-business technical consultancy; a Director of GTT Ecofarm, a mariculture farm; and has close working links to centres of expertise in fish, rice and vegetables.  He is also the honorary Chairman, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and an honorary Senior Fellow of the SouthEast Asia Regional Centre for Research & Graduate Studies in Agriculture (SEARCA). His most recent books are BioScience Entrepreneurship in Asia (2008) and Agricultural Biotechnology and Global  Competitiveness (Edtd., 2015). He was also recently Guest Editor of a special volume of COSMOS (Journal of the Singapore National Academy of Science) on Food Security, Vol 11(1) 2015, which includes papers on food safety, urban vegetable farming, aquaculture and food wasteThese  accompany over 250 other technical papers and eight other books.  Prof Teng currently advises several MNCs on sustainability matters and is assisting the Food & Agriculture Organization, UN, on partnership matters.

P. Kandiah

P. Kandiah is the Founder and Director of KASS International, an established intellectual property firm with offices in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Mr. Kandiah has vast experience in obtaining patents, trademarks and industrial design rights on a global scale, and also specialises in identifying patentable inventions, designing around patented technology, and advising on the commercialization of IP Rights, franchising and licensing strategies.





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