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NEIL
MORRISON

Head of Agriculture Programs
Milton Park, UK

 

Neil has over 15 years of experience in insect biotechnology, and currently leads key product development programmes for agricultural pest insects. Following a PhD at Oxford University – during which he developed the self-limiting platform in the cotton pest, pink bollworm, and worked with US Department of Agriculture researchers in the first field trials of a genetically engineered insect in Arizona cotton – Neil has managed projects from early discovery to field testing, with a focus on agricultural pests, recently working with Cornell University to conduct the first US field trials of a self-limiting insect, this time with diamondback moth. Neil currently oversees the development of Oxitec products for fall armyworm and soybean looper, two very significant pests of broad-acre crops in the Americas and beyond. Neil also leads Oxitec’s communications.