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Dr Andrew Morgan

Dr Andrew Morgan

Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence



Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Exeter

Former Chief Scientist to DuPont Nutrition & Health, DuPont Fellow / Laureate (Retired) and Lavoisier Awardee. Forty years’ experience in biosciences innovation in major global science-based companies spanning nutrition, health and agri-food.

Held the role of Chief Scientist to DuPont’s Nutrition & Health and legacy Danisco business for over 10 years. Broad expertise in several areas of innovation: 

- Nutrition & Health (microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, HMOs).
- Industrial Biotechnology (feed enzymes and food enzymes).
- Plant Biotechnology (Ri vectors and plant transformation - early career) 

Strengths include: 

  • Combining a deep knowledge of the biosciences, an understanding of the market (food & nutrition, consumer health and animal nutrition) and a strategic mindset to create new innovation platforms for growth and shape business strategy, e.g. a founder member of DuPont’s Microbiome Venture.
  • A record of science leadership with business impact over several decades including building R&D teams and competences, R&D centre and incubator management, intrapreneurship, external innovation and corporate venturing involving establishment of numerous R&D collaborations with academic and startup groups. 
  • Chairing and membership of various public sector boards: Current: Innovate UK KTN Microbiome Innovation Network Advisory Board (Chair). Previous: Biosciences KTN (Chair), BBSRC Institute of Food Research (now Quadram Institute), European Sustainable Chemistry Platform.
  • Board member or scientific adviser to various biotech start-ups and other organisations. 
  • Communicating science and innovation: Regularly presented at conferences and symposia and have been chair or panel session member many times.

Recipient of DuPont’s 2018 Lavoisier Medal Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement, the company’s highest science award

Retired from DuPont at the end of December 2019. Note: DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences subsequently became part of IFF.


University of Sussex:

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.), Yeast Biochemistry & Genetics (1976 – 1979)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. First Class Honours), Biochemistry (1973 – 1976)


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