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Expert in Protein Structure, Biotechnology, Botany

Expert ID: 722917 Florida, USA

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He has expertise in plant identification, particularly nuisance waterweeds. Experience in waterweed control for duckweeds: Lemna, Wolffia, Spirodela, Landoltia and Wolffiella.

He has expertise in the use of thaumatin and miraculin. Experience in purification, manipulation and storage of these flavor enhancers.


He has expertise in the using biotechnology to produce thaumatin and miraculin. Experience in purification, manipulation and storage of these flavor enhancers.

He has expertise in plant transformation of tobacco, strawberry and duckweeds: duckweeds: Lemna, Wolffia, Spirodela, Landoltia and Wolffiella. Agrobacterium and biolistic methods were used.


He has expertise in protein biochemistry, purification and analysis including pilot plant scale purification.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Molecular Biology Institution: University of Cambridge
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Molecular Biology Institution: University of Cambridge

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Research and Development Department: Genetics Responsibilities: To drive research to meet commercial objectives by identification and management of international outsourcing partners, project management, reporting to CEO. A research concept was taken through a proof of principle stage and into development stages. The work formed the basis for next stage investment to get the product to market. He has had to develop many skills to enable him to influence strategy within the company and with its shareholders, and to manage collaborations with outside commercial and academic partners. He has prepared Research, Service, Consultancy, Confidentiality and Material Transfer Agreements.
Years: 1996 to 2003 Employer: University of Cambridge Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate Department: Plant Sciences and Biochemistry Responsibilities: To drive research to meet commercial objectives by identification and management of international outsourcing partners, project management, reporting to CEO. A research concept was taken through a proof of principle stage and into development stages. The work formed the basis for next stage investment to get the product to market. He has had to develop many skills to enable him to influence strategy within the company and with its shareholders, and to manage collaborations with outside commercial and academic partners. He has prepared Research, Service, Consultancy, Confidentiality and Material Transfer Agreements.
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Monmouth University Title: Instructor Department: Department of Biology Responsibilities: Teaching and wastewater research
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: Title: Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and wastewater research.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to 1989 Country / Region: New Zealand Summary: Undergraduate and Masters study
Years: 1990 to 2004 Country / Region: Great Britain Summary: Post Graduate study then Scientific Resarch
Years: 2004 to 2005 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: Director of R&D
Biotech Resources Africa
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Company Director '04-'09
Years: 2006 to 2010 Country / Region: United States Summary: University Teaching and Research

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Microbiology, Biology, Botany
Marketing Experience
Startup biotechnology

Fields of Expertise

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