Ceres' Richard Flavell to Become Chief Scientific Advisor
Energy crop company Ceres (NASDAQ: CERE) today announced that Richard Flavell, PhD., will transition from his position as Chief Scientific Officer and an executive officer of the company to a new role of Chief Scientific Advisor. Flavell will maintain his seat on the Ceres board of directors and now serve as an exclusive consultant to the company in the field of commercial bioenergy crops.
Flavell joined Ceres in 1998 and has been instrumental in the establishment and development of Ceres' core technology platforms in plant genomics and biotechnology. Most recently, he has also focused on outreach to the scientific community and public policymakers. He has published over 200 scientific articles, lectured widely and contributed significantly to the development of modern biotechnology in agriculture. In 1999, Dr. Flavell was named a Commander of the British Empire for his contributions to plant and microbial sciences and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
"On the occasion of my 69th birthday today, it seems fitting to take on both a new role at Ceres and among the scientific community where I have been privileged to serve and contribute," said Flavell. "Plant science has a key role to play in bringing biofuels to scale in a sustainable manner, and I believe that by maintaining my close connection to Ceres I can stay close to the leading edge of innovation."
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