Genetically Modified Crops Expert Visits Australia

Monday, 04 December, 2000

Professor Stephen Hughes, is currently on a visit to Australia as a guest of the Institute of Public Affairs.

Professor Hughes, a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Group on Genetically Modified Crops, has published a major report on this subject. Working as a Research Professor in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Exeter, his career spans 30 years of academic research, working in the plant breeding and food industries. He has also served as Director of Plant Biotechnology for Unilever Plant Breeding International in Cambridge and has served on a number of national and international research funding and policy committees. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Genetic Manipulation in the UK.

Professor Hughes will be delivering a number of presentations nationally including a public lecture at Latrobe University on 4 December and seminars on 5 December in Hobart, 6 December at the University of Adelaide and 12 December at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra. He will also present lectures at Parliament House, Canberra on 7 December and St Lucia Campus, University of Queensland on 11 December.

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