Stephen Long

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Institution/Organization: University of Illinois

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Director of RIPE – Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency for improved crop production, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Project; Center for Advanced Studies Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ikenberry Endowed University Chair of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology

Dr. Long’s research bioengineers the photosynthesis process in crops to achieve higher productivity, sustainability, and adaptation to climate change. He heads an international project to improve the crops that feed many of the poorest in the world, which has led to the discovery of a way to engineer photosynthesis that resulted in a 20% increase in crop productivity.