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From Clone to Clinic: Expression and production of authentic human insulin in plant seeds and its clinical evaluation

Professor Maurice Moloney, Rothamsted Research

Thursday 18 July 2013, 1430-1530
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2

Maurice Moloney is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rothamsted Research located in Harpenden Hertfordshire. Rothamsted is a key collaborator for Lancaster for research in the agricultural sector and is the world's oldest continually functioning Agricultural Research Institute and the UK's largest centre for crop science and sustainable agriculture. Over its 160 year history, Rothamsted Research has built an enviable international reputation as a centre of excellence for science in support of sustainable crop management and its environmental impact. Prior to his appointment at Rothamsted in 2010, Maurice Moloney held the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Chair of Plant Biotechnology at the University of Calgary and during that time created the company SemBioSys as a spinout. Professor Moloney has been a pioneer and is now a leading authority on plant cell and molecular biology, especially seed biology and its biotechnological applications in crop improvement programmes. He also has a major interest in the opportunities that exist to use plants to produce high value proteins such as therapeutics, a good example of which is human Insulin.