Gavin George

Gavin George

Dr. Gavin George

  • Director of Research and Intellectual Property
  • Co-founder Puregene AG

Dr. Gavin George was awarded a PhD in Plant Biotechnology in 2010 from the Institute for Plant Biotechnology at the University of Stellenbosch.
He subsequently worked for 7 years at the ETH Zurich as a Postdoctoral researcher where he investigated the relationship between internal and external factors on plant growth.
He has authored 13 peer reviewed publications and contributed to 2 books.
His research was focused on the improvement of various crop species including sugarcane, tobacco, tomato, and potato as well as the creation of research devices for the detailed measurement of phenotypic traits.
Current Activities:
Dr. Gavin George is the Director of Research and IP at Puregene AG. In this role, he ensures that the high-throughput analytical, phenotyping, biochemistry and sequencing technology platforms optimally support the breeding activities and global intellectual property pipelines of Puregene.
Additionally, he works with international commercial partners and academic institutes for the development of new markets for cannabis and hemp genetics.