IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Ian Graham, High Value Biorenewables (HVB) Network

Plenary Speaker - BBSRC NIBB Phase II

Thursday 31st January 09.15 - 10.45

Based at the University of York, Ian is Director of BioYork, and Weston Chair of Biochemical Genetics, with his research team based in the Department’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products. Ian was Director of the BBSRC funded High Value Chemicals from Plants Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy from 2014 - 2018 and continues in that role for the Phase II High Value Biorenewables Network which will run from 2019 - 2023. During his career Ian has made significant contributions to our understanding of plant metabolism and seed biology. His most recent research has shed new light on the production of small molecule natural products from plants such as the anti-cancer compound noscapine, morphinan-based analgesics such as codeine and morphine, and the antimalarial drug artemisinin. Funding for his research comes from a range of sources including industry, UK Government (BBSRC), EU, UK and overseas charities. In 2016 Ian was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). He was also awarded the Biochemical Society’s 2017 Heatley Medal and Prize for exceptional work in applying advances in biochemistry, particularly in developing practical uses that have created widespread benefits and value for society.

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IBioIC19 Plenary Speaker - Ian Graham, High Value Biorenewables (HVB) Network