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Solynta expands team with potato innovation professor Peter Kooman

Potato breeding and biotechnology company, Solynta has announced that it has appointed Peter Kooman PhD to lead its product management and agronomy team.

Peter brings a wealth of potato experience to Solynta. Being raised at a potato farm, earned his MSc in agriculture at Wageningen University with a focus on potato, received his PhD also at Wageningen University with a thesis on potato in relation to climate, and lately as a professor potato innovation at Aeres University of applied sciences one can say that potato is in his DNA.

As well as his roles within Solynta, Kooman will continue as a professor at the Aeres university of applied sciences

“Peter’s combination of analytics and practical potato knowledge and potato experience in large parts of the world will help our product development tremendously,” Solynta CEO Hein Kruyt said. “I am thrilled that Peter will empower our product management and agronomy teams with his leadership.”

Solynta is a leading potato breeding and biotechnology company which has invented and established hybrid potato breeding based on pure inbred parent lines, a game changing (non GMO) breeding technology platform.This enables a seed-based supply chain which would allow 25 grams of seeds as starting material instead of 2500 kilogram of tubers.

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Hein Kruyt 
Phone: +31 622 416 771

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