On 12 September 2012, Monsanto Thailand Ltd. organized the Monsanto’s Beachell–Borlaug International Scholarship (MBBIS) Certificate Ceremony at Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok to announce the first Thai to be awarded the Scholarship in 2012.
Left-Right: Mr. Craig Dunn, Country Lead Thailand, Ms. Shakilla Shahjihan, CA Lead- ASIA-PACIFIC, Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, BIOTEC Executive Director, Mr. Eakpol Phuvanartnarubal, KU graduate student, Assoc.Prof. Apichart Vanavichit, Director of Rice Gene Discovery Unit, Assoc. Prof. Wuttichai Kapinkan, President of Kasetsart University
The MBBIS program was established in 2009 in honor of two of the world’s most pre-eminent rice and wheat breeders, Drs. Henry Beachell and Norman Borlaug, with a prime objective to develop highly educated rice and wheat plant breeders who can serve as future agricultural leaders. The Program is open to students worldwide who are seeking a Ph.D. in rice or wheat improvement through plant breeding.