Paul Christou

Research group

Applied Plant Biotechnology

Office: The Main Building

+34 973 702831

+34 973 702690


Bachelor of Science, Universitad London, Chelsea College, UK, 1977
PhD, University of London, University College, UK, 1980


Our programs focus on four major activities: Transgene structure and function in genetically engineered crops; metabolic engineering and production of pharmaceutical macromolecules in crop plants; engineering of multiple novel agronomic traits in crop plants and cereal functional genomics. We are also interested in training and technology transfer for developing country biotechnology, intellectual property issues and regulatory and biosafety issues of transgenic crops, focusing on developing countries as well as science policy issues and strategic planning covering the interphase between fundamental and applied research.

Professional Experience


Actualitad ICREA, University of Lleida

2001 – 1994

Professor, Fraunhofer Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and Applied Ecology, Schmallenberg, Aachen, Germany

1998 – 1994

Professor and Head of Biotechnology Unitad John Innes Centre, UK