Dr. Lazarovits was employed as a Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada from 1978 until 2010 and retired at a research scientist 5 level. He accepted the position as Research Director of a newly found company A&L Biologicals, a company dedicated to serving the needs of Canadian and International growers with services and research related to developing bio-rationale agro-ecosystems. Dr. Lazarovits’ research over the last decade has focused on examining plant health from an ecological perspective where both beneficial and detrimental organisms in soil are considered to affect plant vigor. He developed innovative model systems for studying soil processes and interactions between microorganisms and plants, as well each other. He serves on committees of Environment Canada and is a member of the UN Ozone Secretariat regulating the phase out of methyl bromide (MBTOC). Dr. Lazarovits was president of the Canadian Phytopathological Society. He was an active researcher and was a team leader with Agriculture and Agrifood Canada for over 32 years.
Developing bio-rationale agro-ecosystems
Prof. Elasayed Elsayed Wagih (Ph.D, DIC, CIDTT) is a Professor of Virology and Biotechnology and Vice President of the Arab Society for Biotechnology. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on the 21st of November, 1946. In 1970, he received a B.Sc. in Plant Pathology from University of Alexandria and in 1975 he gained an M.Sc. degree in Plant Bacterial Diseases from the same university. In 1981, he received a PhD degree in Virology from the Imperial College of Science (Technology and Medicine), University of London and was awarded in the same year a DIC from the Royal College of Science. In March 2008, he earned The Cambridge International Diploma for Teaching and Training (CIDTT) from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Since June 26, 1992, Prof. Wagih has been working as Professor of Plant Pathology and Biotechnology in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture,University of Alexandria, Egypt. He is the former Head of the Department and former Vice Director of research of the Biotechnology Centre of the College. He harvested a number of local and international awards, prizes and certificates of appreciation, the last most important of which was the "Highest National Award for Scientific Research Achievement" awarded by The Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology in 1998. Prof. Wagih served as a member of the National Committee for Promoting University Faculty for five successive years. He is also the former Representative of North Africa and a Board Member of the Governing Council of the African Crop Science Society (ACSS) for three successive interims. He has published over 80 papers most of them in reputable journals and is currently serving as Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Virology.
Virology and Biotechnology