2003 Belfort Lecture

A New View of Starch Metabolism: synthesis meets degradation.

Lecturer: Alison M. Smith | May 1, 2003

The 2003 Belfort Lecture was given by Dr. Alison Smith Wednesday, May 14th at the Whistler Center Belfort Lecture and Technical Conference held at Purdue University . The title of her presentation was "A New View of Starch Metabolism: Synthesis Meets Degradation".

Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge UK . She did Postdoctoral work at the Universities of Dusseldorf ( Germany ), Leeds (UK) and East Anglia (UK), until 1982.

In 1982 she joined the staff of the John Innes Centre, a research institute dedicated to plants and microbes, receiving most of its funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. She is currently the Head of the Department of Metabolic Biology at the John Innes Centre, and has an honorary Chair in the School of Biological Sciences , University of East Anglia.

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