Dr. Steve Chandler has a Bachelors and PhD in plant biology from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. Following post doctoral work in the laboratories of Indra Vasil in Florida and Trevor Thorpe in Calgary, he moved to Australia to join Calgene Pacific, later Florigene/Suntory.
After 21 years working to develop and commercialize genetically modified ornamental products, he now operates as an independent plant biotechnology regulatory specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. He is able to offer services for the initiation, management, and monitoring of GM plants in trials and in commercial release situations. His expertise includes all related processes, including strategy development, trial design, environmental risk assessment, dossier compilation, and government liaison.
Geographic areas of expertise include Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Far East (Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, ASEAN countries), Middle East, and the European Union.