Martijn van de Mortel, Ph.D.

Columnist: Martijn van de Mortel, Ph.D.

Martijn van de Mortel, Ph.D. is a Trait Conversion Breeder for the Ag-Biotech company Monsanto. He started his scientific career in his native country the Netherlands earning a BS in Technical Microbiology, finishing with an internship & thesis project at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Martijn stayed at “the U” to obtain a MS in Plant Breeding & Genetics and a minor in Plant Pathology, then moved to Iowa State University where he received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and a post-doc in Molecular Plant Pathology.