Paul Struik, professor of crop physiology of Wageningen University & Research, was awarded the International Crop Science Award 2019. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy.
Struik is widely recognized for his research on potato physiology, C3 and C4 photosynthesis, linking ecophysiology and genetics for complex traits in different crops, and agrobiodiversity. Moreover, Paul keenly seeks synergy between natural and social sciences in much of his research, for example in relation to seed systems and sustainable intensification.
Struik has authored more than 480 peer-reviewed papers and supervised more than 100 PhD candidates. He is Editor-in-Chief of Potato Research and Editor of Annals of Applied Biology, Frontiers in Plant Science, and PLoS ONE. He has served as a reviewer of knowledge institutions in many different countries. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), where he serves in the Programme Committee (as chair), in the Executive Committee and in the Finance and Audit Committee.
About the International Crop Science Award
The focus of this award is on creativity and innovation in bringing about specific changes in practices, products, and/or programs in the crops area at the international level.
For more information on the 2019 awards, including award descriptions, visit the website.