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Share research and ideas with Syngenta

October 11, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Calling a select group of doctoral students and postdocs doing research related to the mission of Syngenta loosely in several focus areas. This opportunity is designed to source ideas from many different disciplines, from plant, soil, and animal sciences, to nutrition, chemistry, microbiology, or engineering fields. Especial interest has been expressed by the Syngenta team to discuss:

Research focus areas of interest

Production environments and cropping systems in addition to dairy – specifically: grain corn, soybean, wheat, cover crops, oil seed crops; international large scale systems; and to a lesser extent silage, vegetables, and international smallholders

Soil health – specifically: regenerative solutions, tillage systems, bionutrient processing and cycling, benchmarking/assessment/interpretation, cover crops

Nitrogen management – specifically N and soil health, digital technologies, efficiency and precision

Dairy value chain – specifically methane, feed quality and efficiency–especially with the Syngenta product Enogen; and to a lesser extent manure processing

Meet the team from Syngenta:

Matt Wallenstein – Chief Soil Scientist
Jordon Wade – Soil Health Assessment Group Leader
Clint Truman – Soil Health and Sustainability Science Group Leader
Abbey Wick – Soil Health Academy Group Leader
Jason Neff – Soil and Climate Innovation Principal Scientist
Pete Eure – R&D Regional Head (Eastern US)
Larissa Smith, BS’98, MS’06– R&D Scientist
Chris Cook – Head of Business Development and Stewardship (Global Seeds)
Reb Daly – Science Strategy and Operations Lead

Structure of the session

Specifically, the session will start with a corporate overview and brief introductions by the Syngenta team, followed by flash talks by student/postdoc participants, and deep-dive discussions into the potential research overlap of projects to meet mutually sought after objectives. Participants will also learn about the career trajectories of the Syngenta team members.

Date and location

3:30-5:30 pm in Mann 102 on Wednesday October 11, 2023 (just off the Mann Library lobby)

Facilitator and host

Discussion facilitated by Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director of the Graduate School’s Careers Beyond Academia

Visit hosted by CALS Office of Research and Innovation

How to apply

This is a high-touch intensive participation event for a select group of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who have an interest in Syngenta’s mission and research overlap. If you hope to be involved in the discussion, please email Susi Varvayanis at <sv27@cornell.edu> ASAP with your expression of interest, motivation and any questions you might have. The week prior to the event, a meeting will be convened for participants to practice flash talks, with tips and feedback. This is a limited opportunity, so please respond sooner than later!


October 11, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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102 Mann Library
237 Mann Drive
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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