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denis murphy

  • BA Biology/Biochemistry, York, UK: D Phil Plant Li
  • 25PublicationsNumber of items in denis's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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Research interests

transgenic crops and the public controversieslipids and nutritionfatty acid metabolismdomesticationcrop genomicsplant biotechnologyoil cropscaleosinsoleosinslipid metabolismoil bodieslipid bodieslipid assemblies in cells

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CAREER SUMMARY 1974-77 D.Phil. in Lipid metabolism in the leaves of higher plants. Department of Biological Sciences, University of York, UK 1977-80 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, Davis. Research on plant lipid biochemistry 1980-84 AFRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Research Institute for Photosynthesis, University of Sheffield. Worked on biosynthesis of lipids and their interactions with the major protein complexes of photosynthetic membranes 1984-85 Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Research School for Biological Sciences, Australian National University and CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. Worked on the role of lipids and proteins in the organisation of photosynthetic membranes 1985-90 New Blood Lecturer in Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Department of Biological Sciences, University of Durham, UK. Established oilseeds research group investigating the regulation of storage lipid formation in seeds 1990-00 Head of Brassica & Oilseeds Research Department at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK. Established a new multi-disciplinary crop-based research department for Brassica and oilseeds research and biotechnology. Reader at University of East Anglia (UEA), Awarded Honorary Professorship in Biological Sciences by UEA in 1998 2001-now Head of Biotechnology Unit and Head of Biology Research at University of Glamorgan, UK 2003 Awarded Personal Chair in Biotechnology at University of Glamorgan, UK PARTICULAR AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Personal research expertise in plant biotechnology, molecular & cell biology and biochemistry • Over two hundred research publications in internationally peer reviewed journals • Supervisor of 18 successful PhD students and >17 postdocs/technicians • Raised over £4 million in competitive grant funding • Active as a University academic and teacher with sixteen years teaching experience at the University of Durham (1985-1990), University of East Anglia, & University of Glamorgan UK • Ten years of management and administrative experience in a top ranking international research institute • Membership of UK and overseas grant assessment committees, external scrutiny panels for various institutes and strategy forming bodies, UK Foresight panels • Reviewing of numerous international grant proposals and research publications • Senior Advisor & Consultant on biotechnology to government bodies and private companies, e.g., expert witness at House of Lords Select Committee, Malaysian Government (2001-now) & DEFRA, UK. • Excellent communication skills in scientific specialty and with the public, including schools • Author of numerous academic and popular articles on biotechnology and its impact • Manager of Schools Outreach Program on Biotechnology in Wales (2001 & ongoing) • Significant media interactions including both UK and overseas press, radio and television • Member of UK national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) panel on biology

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  • Molecular breeding strategies for the modification of lipid composition

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  • Conserved methionines in chloroplasts.

    • Sundby C
    • Härndahl U
    • Gustavsson N
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  • Temporal and transient expression of olive enoyl-ACP reductase gene during flower and fruit development.

    • Poghosyan Z
    • Giannoulia K
    • Katinakis P
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  • Arabidopsis peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase2 prevents cellular oxidative damage in long nights.

    • Bechtold U
    • Murphy D
    • Mullineaux P
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  • Biosynthesis of Triacylglycerols Containing Very Long Chain Monounsaturated Acyl Moieties in Developing Seeds.

    • Fehling E
    • Murphy D
    • Mukherjee K
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