GM Science Review Panel - Members' Interests

Dr Andrew Cockburn

Dr Andrew Cockburn - C Biol FI Biol., Registered Toxicologist. Director of Scientific Affairs (Europe/Africa) for Monsanto: his background is in the field of risk and safety assessment across a wide range of substances and products.

He obtained B.Sc. (Hons) First Class at Brunel University, specialising in biochemistry, where he also gained his Ph.D for in vitro studies on the detection of cardiotoxicity. He worked in the Food industry at Rank Hovis McDougall for two years on the safety of Quorn and other novel foods before joining the Pharmaceutical industry, Beecham (now GSK) in 1970 where he became International Head of Toxicology. In 1987 he moved to the agrochemical industry as Head of Safety Evaluation for Schering, and subsequently AgrEvo. He has been involved in dealing with regulatory authorities worldwide, particularly with regard to safety issues surrounding the registration of new medicines, agrochemicals, novel proteins, foods and GM crops. He is a member of numerous scientific societies and has served on a large number of committees; he has over 60 scientific publications. He is a former Trustee of the ILSI Health and Environmental Science Institute and currently sits on ILSI's EU Scientific Committee for Food and Novel Food Committee. He is Visiting Professor to the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science at the University of Newcastle and was recently made a Fellow of the Commonwealth Agriculture Bureau.

Members have declared personal and non-personal interests, that are current or within the last 5 years as follows:

Personal Interests
(i.e. those involving payment to the member personally)

Non-Personal Interests

Name of Organisation

Nature of Interest

Name of Organisation

Nature of Interest

Monsanto UK Ltd

Director, Scientific Affairs - Europe/Africa

University of Newcastle

Visiting Professor

University of Surrey

Visiting Lecturer/Member of Examining Board

ILSI Europe

Member of Scientific Committee for Food and Novel Food Task Force

Brunel University

Visiting Lecturer

EU Commission

Member, EU Framework 5, ENTRANSFOOD

Kings College, London

Visiting Lecturer

British Toxicological Society




Institute of Biology