报告题目：Breeding new kiwifruit - the problem of ploidy
报告人：Allan Ross Ferguson
Allan Ross Ferguson是新西兰皇家科学院院士，国际园艺学会会士，一直致力于猕猴桃种质资源与新品种选育、猕猴桃栽培和病虫害防控等相关研究工作，发表和出版了一系列富有影响力的论文和著作，是世界著名猕猴桃研究科学家。
Allan Ross Ferguson is a New Zealand botanist who has made significant contributions in the field of kiwifruit scientific investigation. Academic Qualifications: Master of Science (1st Class Honours), University of Auckland, 1967, Microbiology; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 1969, Cell Biology; Doctor of Science (h.c.), Victoria University of Wellington, 2011.
Honours/Distinctions/ Elected Membership of Societies, Institutions, Committees: Elected Fellow, Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, 1990. Elected Fellow, New Zealand Society for Horticultural Science, 1992. Elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2000. Achievement Award, HortResearch, December 2000. In the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours, Ferguson was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the kiwifruit industry. Chairman’s Award, HortResearch 2008. Member, Scientific Committee, 1st International Symposium on Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit (Psa), 2013. Elected Fellow, International Society for Horticultural Science, 2014. Member, Scientific Committee, 8th International Symposium on Kiwifruit, 2014. Appointed Distinguished Kiwi Fruit Expert, Shaanxi Province, China, 2014. Appointed Honorary Fellow, New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, Ltd 2015. Honorary co-Chair and invited speaker, The World Kiwifruit Conference. Yangling, 12-15 October, 2017.