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Dr. Bert Vandenberg

Professor, Plant Science Depatrment, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Bert Vandenberg is a Professor in the Plant Science Department of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Genetic Improvement of Lentil. His career has involved development of pulse crops for western Canada as a means of improving both agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Vandenberg,s research ecosystem includes linkages with plant breeding and genetics, genomics, agronomy, microbiology, nutrition, toxicology, food science, marketing and processing of pulse crops, with special emphasis on lentils, one of the world,s fastest growing sources of vegetable protein. Canada is now the world,s leading producer and exporter of lentils.