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Denis Murphy is Emeritus Professor of Biotechnology with significant expertise in agriculture, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

He is a member of the Genetic and Molecular Research group https://science.research.southwales.ac.uk/about/Genetic-molecular-research/ where his work focuses on genome analysis and data mining in crop plants with special emphasis on oil crops such as rapeseed, soybean and palm oil. 

For the past few decades Professor Denis Murphy has worked as an international advisor and consultant with government agencies and private organisations on topics such as GM crops, biofuels and food security. 

He is Chair of the Biology Advisory Committee at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and works as Biotechnology Advisor with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, D. Phil, Lipid metabolism during photosynthesis in plants, University of York

1 Oct 19741 Oct 1977

Award Date: 1 Oct 1977


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