Dr. Neil Emery is a full professor in the Biology Department at Trent University with degrees from Queen’s University (B.Sc.) and the University of Calgary (Ph.D.). He is a plant physiologist who studies the control of growth by plant hormones and applications to crop yield particularly for oats, barley and legumes such as soybean, peas and beans. Prior to coming to Trent, Prof. Emery worked for research institutions in Perth, Australia and Dijon, France. He holds grants from several agencies including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. These grants involve extensive collaborations both locally and with institutions in Japan, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Australia. Much of his research also includes partnerships with the agriculture and food private sectors.