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Symbiota Appoints Roger Beachy To Its Board

Symbiota, which works in the area of plant microbiome solutions, has announced the addition of Roger Beachy to its board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have a world renowned leader in plant and agricultural sciences join the Symbiota team,” says Robert Berendes, Symbiota’s executive chairman and venture partner at Flagship Ventures. “Roger’s scientific depth, creativity and vision will be of great benefit as we continue to advance our breakthrough microbiome platform and pipeline of product candidates toward commercialization.”
Symbiota has developed the first systematic approach to improving the natural microbiome residing within plant tissues to improve crop performance and yield under severe climatic, soil, and biotic stresses. Beachy is founding director of the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis, and president emeritus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri.