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Luke S. Alphey

Director

Oxitec Ltd

HQ Phone:  +44 1235 832393

Email: l***@***.com

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Oxitec Ltd

71 Innovation Drive Milton Park

Abingdon, Oxfordshire,OX14 4RQ

United Kingdom

Company Description

Oxitec is a pioneer in using genetic engineering to control insect pests that spread disease and damage crops, and was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Oxford University (UK). Oxitec is a subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), which engineers biology...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

GeneFirst Ltd


Group Leader, Vector-borne Viral Diseases

The Pirbright Institute


Visiting Professor

University of Oxford


Affiliations

Zagaya

Board Member


Department of Zoology

MRC Senior Research Fellow


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Founder


MosqGuide

Project Member


WHO Scientific

Member


The Royal Society

Member


Education

MBA

Open University


Ph.D.

University of Oxford , UK


Ph.D.

biochemistry

Dundee University


degrees ( MA )

University of Cambridge


Web References(184 Total References)


Culex Environmental - Mosquito Management: Home

culex.ca [cached]

"We were really surprised how well they did," said Luke Alphey, Oxitec's chief scientific officer and a visiting professor at Oxford University.
"For malaria, there are effective alternatives like bednets, but they won't work for dengue because the mosquitoes bite during daytime," said Dr Alphey. Dr Alphey said results from a project last year in the Cayman Islands suggested this had been achieved.


Culex Environmental - Mosquito Management: Home

culex.ca [cached]

Luke Alphey, the chief scientist at Oxitec, said the company had left the review and community outreach to authorities in the host countries.
"They know much better how to communicate with people in those communities than we do coming in from the U.K." he said. Dr. Alphey was a zoology researcher at Oxford before co-founding Oxitec in 2002. The company has raised about $24 million from investors, including Oxford, he said. Dr. Alphey said the technique was safe because only males were released, while only females bite people and spread the disease, adding that it should have little environmental impact. "It's exquisitely targeted to the specific organism you are trying to take out," he said.


Culex Environmental - Mosquito Management: Home

culex.ca [cached]

"One of the main advantages is that the males actively look for the females - that's what they are programmed to do," Luke Alphey, a scientist at Oxford University and co-founder of Oxitec, said.
Alphey said his firm was in talks with officials in several countries about further and larger trials.


Webinars

www.tetsystems.com [cached]

Dr. Luke Alphey, Chief Scientist, Oxitec Ltd., UK


Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Split A Straw-Poll Vote In The Florida Keys | Healthy Examiner

www.healthyexaminer.com [cached]

Luke Alphey, who engineered the mosquitoes and cofounded Oxitec, has a very different view.


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