Prof. Dr Tran Dinh Long obtained his D.Sc. Doctor in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the Kishinev State University in the USSR. He has published several books and co-authored some other books on Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni and many other books on agriculture crops and medical plants.
Prof. Dr. Long started in 1989 to manage the development and plant improvement of the Stevia and collected accessions and cultivars from various countries through careful selection, isolated cultivars capable of producing high contents of glucosides with high ratios of Steviosides as feedstock for medicine uses for diabetics’ and hypertension patients. Prof. Dr. Long has presented his selection techniques in various Vietnamese, Chinese and Russians conferences and publications on Stevia.
Since 2006, he started with the development and plant improvement of the jatropha Curcas Linn and Stevia species on Reb A content in Vietnam. He is member of National Steering Committee (NSC) UNDP-GEF/SGP (Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme), principal Scientist of Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) and President of the Vietnam Seed Association (VSA) MARD.
Presently he is the head project leader of Waterland Vietnam, Corp on the Stevia development project.
Stevia World 2009 Shanghai Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, May 14
16:30 Vietnam’s experience (Tropical climate, Perennial plant)
Stevia World 2009 in Shanghai is a showcase of the who’s who in Stevia sector, including top stevia growers, refiners, traders, key stevia organisations, government officials, scientists and investors who will highlight Upcoming opportunities, Pinpoints Regulatory Challenges & Shares Market Updates. To find more about Stevia World in Shanghai from May 14 to 15, 2009, please visit http://www.steviaworldforum.com