Dr. Andrew Reed


Dr. Andrew Reed is currently an independent consultant to the crop biotechnology industry, applying his more than 25-year experience in the regulation of biotechnology crops as well as experience with regulation of gene edited crops and microbes. Most recently Dr. Reed was Director, Global Regulatory of BASF Plant Science L.P., the plant biotechnology division of BASF. Dr. Reed built and managed a Global Regulatory team at BASF that consisted of Regulatory Compliance and Science groups as well as a global network of Regulatory Affairs managers. Accordingly, he is experienced in the regulatory compliance requirements for the movement and experimental field release of biotechnology crops, as well as in the scientific safety assessments and global dossier requirements for country regulatory approvals to support commercialization of these crops. Furthermore, Dr. Reed has first-hand experience with project management, dossier submissions and regulatory approvals for numerous non-biotech herbicide tolerant crops (e.g. wheat, sunflower, canola, rice) according to the Novel Foods and Feeds regulations in Canada. Before joining BASF, Dr. Reed began his career with Monsanto Co. where he led the cotton regulatory team and he played a key role in gaining regulatory approvals for several of the early biotechnology cotton products in production and import countries globally.

Dr. Reed received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry at Bristol University in Bristol, England. He went on to earn a M.Sc. in Agronomy and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, U.S. and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Queens University, Ontario, Canada.

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