Dr. Martin Frauen was honoured with the Eminent Scientist Award

The "Eminent Scientist Award" was presented to Dr. Martin Frauen for his life's work in breeding research in rapeseed during the International Rapeseed Congress in Sydney, Australia.

The Global Council for Innovation in Rapeseed and Canola (GCIRC) organises the International Rapeseed Congress every four years; on this occasion, the NPZ shareholder and former breeding manager (1982 - 2019) was presented with the Eminent Scientist Award on 27 September 2023. Dr Rodney Mailer from Australia was also honoured with this special award.

In his acceptance speech, Dr Martin Frauen called for preservation and strengthening of the breeders’ privilege in order to ensure progress in plant breeding in the future. (Photo: Wallace Cowling)

Dr. Martin Frauen