Francois Bertrand

Francois Bertrand

Unit
Bayer Crop Science

Bio

François is a Plant Pathologist, with a PhD from Paris-Orsay University, for work on Cucurbit Powdery Mildew at INRA Avignon. He has over 29 years of experience in the vegetable seed industry (successively UCAAB, Asgrow, Seminis, Monsanto), has been active in development of disease resistance protocols, breeding for disease resistance, diagnostics, supervision of pathology teams. Currently he is based in Saint-Andiol, France, close to Avignon, he focuses on Research Pathology, specializing on Cucurbits.