On July 30, the Canadian Ambassador in Latvia Mr. Kevin Rex visited Institute of Horticulture. The visit's aim was to get acquainted with entrepreneurship in Dobele and to promote Canadian-Latvian cooperation. During the visit, the Ambassador was accompanied by the Embassy's Trade Representative Irena Cirule.
Inese Ebele, Director of the Institute and Edite Kaufmane, Chairman of the Scientific Council, introduced guests to the Institute's scientific and cultural activities.
The Ambassador visited the Unit Of Genetics And Biotechnology where leading researcher Dr. sc. ing. Pawel Gornas introduced visitors to a complex hybrid mass spectrometry system which allows to perform a deep biochemical analysis, thank to a successful cooperation with AS "Dobeles Dzirnavnieks". On a short tour of the garden, Mr. Kevin Rex had the opportunity to learn about the Institute's garden and research fields. The visit ended with an introduction to P. Upītis - great personality and his heritage in P. Upītis Memorial Museum.