Project Leader, Biological Chemistry John Innes Centre
George Lomonossoff graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1976 and studied for his His Ph.D. at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge. He moved to the John Innes Centre, Norwich in 1980 and has continued to work there ever since apart from two periods of sabbatical leave in the USA. George's research has focused on the molecular biology of RNA plant viruses and their use in bio- and nanotechnology. In recent years his research has involved the development of efficient transient expression technologies for the rapid production of high value proteins in plants. He is an honorary professor at the University of East Anglia and has co-ordinated several EU Framework consortia. In 2012 he was named “BBSRC Innovator of the year” for his work on plant-made pharmaceuticals and in 2015 delivered the Society of General Microbiology Colworth Prize Lecture.