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Prof. Yousry El-Kassaby was Honored A Concurrent Professor of NFU

Dr. Yousry El-Kassaby, Head of Department of Forest Resources Management from University of British Columbia (UBC) paid a visit to NFU from December 1-13 and he was honored concurrent professorship of NFU by Prof. Li Pingping, Vice President of NFU. Yousry is Head of the Department of Forest Resources Management at UBC, and the holder an NSERC Industry Senior Research Chair (IRC) in Applied Forest Genetics and Biotechnology. Yousry graduated with a PhD from UBC and has returned UBC with over 20 years of extensive research and applied forest industry/biotechnology experience. Yousry’s research focuses on forest tree improvement delivery systems and the use of modern biotechnology and genomics tools to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. He collaborates extensively with BC Ministry of Forests and Range scientists, forest industry practitioners and forest genetics researchers nationally and internationally. Yousry is the also IUFRO Biotechnology TaskForce co-coordinator and serves as an associate editor for Forest Genetics and Canadian Journal of Forest Research.