Dr. Hyder Khoja

Dr. Hyder Khoja

Kitchener, ON, Canada
Chief Science Officer, Northern Roots Cannabis Corporation Inc.

Dr. Khoja is stellar and virtuoso discovery scientist who brings sagacious and vibrant entrepreneurship within high-tech scientific sector. He received his doctorate (Ph.D.), with honors in “Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering” from a French Ivy league: INP-ENSAT. He had his Post-doctoral training from the Michigan State University a US land grant university. Soon after, he was appointed as a Research Faculty for Virginia-Tech, University of Wyoming & Texas-Tech University-Health Science Center, respectively. A prolific author, Dr. Khoja published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research during his over 18 years of professional career in Health, Pharma and Nutraceutical industries on a broader vision to drug discovery for remedial, salubrious and sanative remedies in peer-reviewed journals. In 2011, his work was honored by the United Nation’s-FAO. He possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical and dietary supplements industries. His extensive industrial experience spans from advising, innovating & developing cutting-edge projects. His expertise in science, & policy domains have led to a distinguished career in scientific research, and business development.

Dr. Khoja has held various senior levels executive and senior research positions at various biotech companies where, he was overseeing companies’ core research and product development to commercialization from natural herbs and several plant based compounds for unmet medical needs.

In 2010, he founded ‘LeoFric Consultants, Inc.’ which help design highly targeted knowledge-based solutions to address the global client’s challenges. Early in 2014, he Co-Founded InMed Pharmaceuticals and directed Botanical Drug Research and Development for their pre-clinical stage novel therapies into the extensive pharmacological application, which then became public and helped in raising over $90 Million in market capital. In 2015, he was appointed to act as a Vice President of Innovation and Scientific affairs for a publicly traded company Affinor, Inc.

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON JUNE 09, 2020. North America’s leading cannabis cultivation and extraction conference, tradeshow and awards show, Grow Up, has made the difficult decision to reschedule the 4th annual show in Niagara Falls, ON which was slated to take place September 1-3, 2020.

This decision has been made from monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation both in Ontario and around the world, along with the advice and recommendations from Grow Up’s advisory board.

“The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors are our main priority,” says Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up. “Even though our event is three months away, we feel that we cannot responsibly produce a show that brings together 4,500 delegates and over 200 exhibitors from around the world”.

Grow Up Conference and Expo will be bringing its conference, tradeshow and awards to Victoria BC next summer. This west coast show featuring the Grow Up Extraction Zone, hosted by Extraction Magazine, will bring over one hundred high-level industry speakers, exhibitors and thousands of delegates together on Vancouver Island. Details to follow.

The premier Grow Up Awards Gala will still take place, but will be hosted in Victoria BC in the Summer of 2021. “The Cannabis industry has made tremendous growth over the last year and we are determined to recognize the excellence and innovation with our 2nd annual awards show”, says Neill Dixon, Co-Founder of Grow Up. “Bringing the Grow Up Awards Gala to Victoria BC will make it easier for our west coast growers and suppliers to be a part of the celebration”.

The 2021 Niagara Falls version of Grow Up will take place September 1-3, 2021 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your support and stay safe.

Thank You

For more information please contact:
Randy Rowe