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Dr. Derek Bartlem
The August partner spotlight highlights the collaboration between FFAR and KWS on the Corn Drought Tolerance Project, demonstrating the importance of public-private partnerships to support innovative food and agriculture research advancements.
The KWS Q&A spotlight was provided by Dr. Derek Bartlem, Head of Research USA, KWS and the KWS Corn Drought Tolerance project team.
Dr. Derek Bartlem started his assignment at KWS as Head of Research USA in April 2014. He is a plant scientist with nearly 20 years of domestic and international scientific research experience, with a strong focus on understanding how plants respond to challenges from the environment at the cellular and molecular level. Dr. Bartlem holds a Bachelor of Science (1997) from Murdoch University (Australia), a Master in Agricultural Chemistry (1999) and a PhD (2002) from Hokkaido University (Japan).
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