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Wilf Keller

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Wilf Keller has been appointed as president and CEO of Genome Prairie, a non-profit organization that supports and manages large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
 
Keller most recently served as acting director general of the Canadian National Research Council’s Plant Biotechnology Institute in Saskatoon. Keller will begin his new post on Oct. 1.

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