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Dr Simon Poon Research Fellow, Biochemistry

I am interested in developing transgenic plants with improved disease resistance, leading the Constructs and Plant Analysis team for Hexima, an Australian biotechnology company. I am responsible for designing and producing gene constructs for plant transformation and for assessing the resultant transgenic plants using a variety of molecular techniques. More recently I have been working on the production of cyclic peptides in plants. These molecules are potential novel pharmaceuticals and plants may be a feasible production system.

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