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Gerard Barry

 Keynote speaker
Dr. Gerard Barry joined the International Rice Research Institute ( in November 2003 as the Coordinator of the Golden Rice Network (, and is now also the HarvestPlus Rice Crop Team Leader ( and Global Product Coordinator for Healthier Rice Varieties. Prior to joining IRRI, Dr. Barry spent more than 20 years with Monsanto Company in St. Louis, USA, where he had various responsibilities, including co-head of the Rice Business Team, head of the Rice Genome and Rice Genomics projects, and Director of Research for developing country research cooperation.He received B.Sc. and M Sc. degrees from University College, Cork, Ireland, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, and he was formerly Charge de Recherche at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Dr. Barry is co-inventor on 20 patents and  co-author of more than 50 research articles.
Gerard Barry
International Rice Research Institute
United Kingdom