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Dr Asgar Ali receives Award of Recognition for contribution in Postharvest Research and Education

An Award of Recognition was presented by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering) to nine leading international researchers in the field of postharvest technologies. The awards were presented for ‘Contribution in Postharvest Research and Education’. UNMC’s own Dr Asgar Ali was among the proud recipients of this special honour for recognition of their global influence in the field of postharvest biology.

The 7th International CIGR Symposium on ‘Innovating the food value chain’ and incorporating the 2nd International Conference on Postharvest Technology & Quality Management ‘Postharvest Africa 2012’ was held on the 25-29th November 2012 at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The event was organised by CIGR, SARChI Postharvest (South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology) and SAIAE (South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers).

Dr Asgar Ali, academic champion of the Centre of Excellence for Postharvest Biotechnology (CEPB) at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), was invited as a keynote speaker to present on CEPBs high impact research. CEPB has contributed substantially to global research on edible coatings for extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, pioneering research on the use of the natural product gum Arabic as an edible coating.

Other recipients included the prominent researchers: Emeritus Prof. Adel A. Kader of University of California at Davis, Emeritus Prof. Errol W. Hewett board member of ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science), Emeritus Prof. Susan Lurie of Agricultural Research Organisation (Israel), Prof Lise Korsten of University of Pretoria (South Africa), Prof. Bart Nikolai of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Prof. Leon Terry of Cranfield University (UK), Dr Ian Ferguson of Crop and Food Research (New Zealand), Prof Majeed Al-Ani of Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)and Dr Ian Ferguson of Crop and Food Research (New Zealand)

Posted on 17th January 2013

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