Jan 13 2022


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Info Session

Advancing Sustainable Food Security Through Innovation

Speaker: Chris Barker, Global Institute for Food Security

Exploring the role of innovation and collaboration in a large and diverse agri-food ecosystem to help feed a growing world sustainably

About The Speaker

Chris Barker is Director of Business Development at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), driving opportunity for the agriculture and food ecosystem by advancing GIFS’ research and development initiatives and outcomes. Prior to joining GIFS, he was the Chief Scientific Officer for Genome Prairie, responsible for the organization’s strategic research and partnership agenda. In this role, Chris provided leadership and coordinated the development and management of Genome Prairie’s collaborative research initiatives. His earlier roles include leading project management activities with local start-up companies, BioSTAR and MetaMorphix, following his completion of an M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995.