Seed Treatment & Stewardship
Global Manager Seed Biology Testing and Product Marketing Support, Syngenta Global Seedcare Institute
A seed physiologist by training, after his PhD from Iowa State University, Dr. Grass got his start working for the National Institute for Agronomic Research in Morocco, before joining the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Aleppo, Syria. There, he helped countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East develop and strengthen their seed programs through education and seed curriculum. Lahcen joined Syngenta in 2000, conducting seed production research. From there, he moved to crop protection where he managed the Seedcare Institute platform and later transitioned to technology lead for the Seedcare Institute before assuming his current role.