Summary: Wong Choo Kien (WCK)

Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, Locked Bag 111, Paloh Post Office, 86609 Paloh, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : 6-07-7813722
Fax : 6-07-7812200
Email :
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B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agro-Biotechnology
University of Malaya (UM)
M.Sc. in Applied Plant Science (Agronomy and Plant Genetics)
University of Minnesota, USA

Career Outline
2002 – 2003
Plant breeder
IOI Research Centre
2003 – 2004
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – 2007
Assistant Research Officer 1
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2009
Assistant Research Officer 2
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2009 – 2010
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2011 – Present
Senior Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Plant Breeder (Senior Research Officer) for plant breeding and tissue culture sections. Currently based in Paloh Substation where over 500 ha of oil palm breeding and clone trials are planted. Area of responsibilities include oil palm breeding, oil palm ortet selection and parent palm selection for commercial seed production. He was a plant breeder with IOI Research Center (2002-2003). He graduated from University Malaya with first class honors in Agricultural Biotechnology (2002). He graduated with a MSc (Applied Plant Science – Agronomy and Plant Genetics) at University of Minnesota, USA in 2008.

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