The 34th annual meeting of SETAC North America will take place on 17-21 November in Nashville, Tennessee, USA read more…
Dr. Khosro Khodayari, President and CEO of SynTech Research and Dr. Dalvan Heinert, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Santa Maria , Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, have agreed a novel co-operative education program. Biological sciences students from the University will be work as interns in one of SynTech’s USA or EU facilities as a part of their graduation requirement. The University will provide experts to deliver short courses to train SynTech staff in Brazil in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Environmental Sciences. The parties are also discussing collaboration on agricultural chemical and biotechnology R&D activities.
Austin (13) and Maddie (10) are the children of Denise Woodward, Associate Research Scientist – Study Director at SynTech Research Laboratory Services (SLRLS), Stilwell, Kansas. They collected insects and created displays as part of their entomology project in the local 4-H club. Cathy Webster who also works at SLRS, provided the insects from which Austin and Maddie created this particularly impressive display in the SLRS Reception.
In mid-March the SynTech Research Asia-Pacific team and some of their exclusive contractors met for the fifth SynTech Research Asia Pacific Workshop in Melaka, Malaysia. This is the location of a number of SynTech Import Tolerance trials. Dave Marsden, Global Account Manager for Insecticides and Daniel Mourad, GAM for GLP also participated. Items covered included the SynTech Strategy, the new Staff Performance System, training in Leadership and GLP, efficacy trial methods and chemical import processes.
Dr. Arlin Bostian will take on a consultancy role with SynTech Research effective 1 April 2013, based at SynTech’s site in Stilwell, Kansas, USA. He will help manage the SynTech Research operations in North America, reporting to Dr. Khosro Khodayari, President and CEO.
Dr. Bostian has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology / Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University, and Ph.D. / Nematology from North Carolina State University. During the past 30 years Dr. Bostian served in several management positions for Union Carbide, Rhone-Poulenc, Aventis CropScience, and most recently as Senior Vice President Global Development for Bayer CropScience. His career has included management of development and regulatory teams in Europe (France and Germany) and Asia (Singapore and Japan).
His long-term experience in managing research organizations, development and registration of new crop protection products, M&A project management, and agrochemical laboratory services globally will be a great value to our company and its future growth. Dr. Bostian can be reached at