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  • Denis Murphy

    professor, biotechnology; head, genomics and computational biology research group

    University of South Wales

    Since 2001, Denis Murphy has been professor of plant biotechnology and head of genomics and computational biology research at the University of South Wales. Research themes include crop genomics, bioinformatics and plant stress responses. Prior to that, he established Oilseeds Research Department at the John Innes Centre focusing on crop improvement using modern biotechnology and was also lecturer in molecular biology at the University of Durham. He completed his PhD in plant biochemistry at York University followed by a 3-year Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California and a Royal Society fellowship at the Australian National University.

    Denis is also fellow of the Royal Society of Biology; biotechnology advisor for United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; chair at Biology Advisory Committee, Malaysian Palm Oil Board; member of International Advisory Panel, Malaysian Oil Science and Technology Association; managing editor, World Agriculture; Biology Series editor, Oxford University Press and consultant on GM crops to European Chemicals Agency.

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