Year of Honorary Fellowship, 1999
Professor Helmut Fritz van Emden is an internationally respected entomologist and author. In the UK, he has been President of both the Royal Entomological Society (1981–1982) and the Association of Applied Biologists (2001–2002). He is known for work on insect-plant interactions in agroecosystems.
He is currently Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Reading, UK where for 35 years he has taught entomology at Masters level to international students of Crop Protection.
He has researched aphids for over 50 years and has wide international experience, having taught and carried out research on applied entomology in six continents, including in the tropics.