The ability of the International Potato Center (CIP) to develop and deploy science-based solutions for the main challenges faced by farmers and others involved in food systems in developing countries is the result of the collective knowledge, creativity and dedication of its researchers. In recognition of the achievements of three of those researchers – Dr. David Ellis, Dr. André Devaux and Alberto Salas – CIP Director General Barbara H Wells recently named each of them a Scientist Emeritus in a ceremony attended by the CIP Board of Trustees, management and staff.

Dr. Wells dedicated a new annex of the CIP genebank that contains the herbarium and cryopreservation unit – in which plant material is frozen and conserved at -196º C – to David Ellis. She also unveiled benches with plaques commemorating the careers of André Devaux and Alberto Salas.

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