Marc Van Montagu receives Iran Agriculture Gold Medal

27 October 2015
​Marc Van Montagu has been awarded the Iran Agriculture Gold Medal from H.E. Mahmood Hojjati, Agricultural Minister of Iran, during the 9th Biotechnology Congress of Iran.

The award was previously given to the late Dr. Norman Borlaug, the father of the green revolution, and Dr. Gurdev S. Khush, a geneticist who has developed high yielding rice varieties. We biotechnologists, have to learn why society is afraid of innovation. Explaining the methods of knowledge acquisition and the potential of science is of as great importance as scientific progress itself.

​Marc Van Montagu
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