AGM and Dinner Speaker: Dr. Anja Geitmann, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, McGill: "Cannabis"
The recent legalization of cannabis has triggered a tremendous amount of economic activity in Canada with an increasing number of companies setting up to produce raw material and derivatives in demand for both pharmacological and recreational markets. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University is preparing to set up a high-level training program for those interested in working in the burgeoning industry related to medicinal cannabis. The challenges in the industry range from quality control to the genetics of the plant, its sensitivity to pathogens and its complicated chemistry.
Monday, May 13, 2019, 7 pm Olympia Restaurant, 3855 St. Jean's Blvd., DDO
Dr. Geitmann is the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus) of McGill University. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Biology in 1997 from the University of Siena (Italy), following undergraduate and graduate studies in biology at the University of Constance (Germany), Oregon State University (USA), and Stockholm University (Sweden). Between 1997 and 2001 she performed postdoctoral research at the Université Laval, Québec, and at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands. From 2001 to 2015 she was Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Université de Montréal and a member of the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale. She is the holder of the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Biomechanics of Plant Development and her research program focuses on the cellular processes that underlie the development and reproduction of plants.