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Professor Paul P. S. Teng, Principal Officer, Senior Fellow (Food Security), Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Paul P. S. Teng

Paul Teng is currently Principal Officer, National Institute of Education and concurrently, Senior Fellow (Food Security), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  He is also Chair, Asia BioBusiness Pte. Ltd.   His professional interests are in new agri-technologies such as biotechnology, science-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and food security.  Professor Teng was previously at the WorldFish Center, Malaysia as Deputy Director-General (Research), and at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines as Program Leader for Cross-ecosystems Research. He was formerly also Professor and Department Chair, Plant Pathology, University of Hawaii, U.S.A. and Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.  His current service appointments include being Chair of the Board, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA); Chair, Genetic Modification Advisory Committee of Singapore, and member of the board, Singapore Science Centre, and Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre.  Prof Teng has published over 250 technical papers and eight books and won awards such as the Eriksson Prize in Plant Pathology and the 2001 CGIAR Excellence in Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Article. Professor Teng has generated substantial funding from multiple national and international sources in support of R&D in his many roles.  He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and Fellow, American Phytopathological Society.   Professor Teng is a graduate from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.  Paul is also a licensed marine fish farmer.