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 Expert  729239

Expert in Plant Biotechnology, 'Energy Grasses' and Biomass for Small and Large Scale Combustion Processes


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Worcs
United Kingdom
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Primary expertise originally relates to the gm and augmentation of natural product pathways in higher plants. Specialities included the engineering of proanthocyanidins (condensed tannins) in crop plants for altered quantities and biologically activities mediated by novel structures. More recently experience in TILLING and exploitation of sequenced crop plants. Since 2006, work has focused on 'energy grasses' and exploitation of new genetic resources and mapping populations in Miscanthus for use in combustion applications. Has carried out a wide variety of strategic management functions eg. institute science area co-ordinator, theme member, inter-institute co-ordinator and expert advisor for national and international funding bodies.
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agricultural biotechnology

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agricultural research

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metabolic engineering

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plant biotechnology

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plant molecular biology


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   PhD   Plant Molecular Biology   University of London  
1978   BSc   Plant Biochemistry   King's College, London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Biorenewables and Environmental Change Division

 

VRW Project Leader

 

Leading work on biomass for combustion in 'energy grasses'


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

SEB, Green Economics Institute also member of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Approximately 40-45 publications in the area of plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology and several recent articles on topics relating to the development and exploitation of 'energy grasses' and novel crops for sustainable energy applications.


Consulting Services:
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Market Research:
A regular attendee at UK biomass and biorenewable conferences. Strong interactions with NNFCC, member of the East Midlands 'Farm Foundry' committee and expert advisor for 2degreesC and member of their Sustainable Agriculture group in association with Guardian Sustainable Business Quarterly.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Lecturing on topics relating to plant biochemistry, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology and institute strategy with regard to 'green technologies'. National and International presentations about these issues. Also more recently have presented public talks on the subject of sustainable agricultural and industrial technologies, most recently at the Green Economics Conference, Oxford, 2010.


 

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