Dr Nicholas Holton
- Research and Development Manager

Nick graduated from the University of Otago with a PhD in Biochemistry. He has extensive postdoctoral experience working on the biochemistry and function of plant membrane receptors and has also worked for many years with Agrobacterium and Nicotiana species. Nick joined Leaf Expression Systems in February 2017.

Dr Franziska Kellner
- Plant Research Scientist

Franziska graduated with a degree in Horticulture from the HTW Dresden (Germany) and has obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia / John Innes Centre, Norwich. She gained skills in both academic and industrial plant research environments having extensive experience in plant genetics, microbiology and crop plant research. Franziska joined LES in January 2017.

Rebecca Holland
- Senior Support Assistant

Becca joined LES in November 2016 having been on the Norwich Research Park at the John Innes Centre for 7 years working in Business Development and External Relations. She was involved in the very early stages of the initiation of the Leaf Expression Systems project in a supporting admin role. Becca has worked in the NHS and commercial sectors and has over 25 years working as a PA at Board level.

Farhan Mitha -Marketing & Communications Officer

Farhan Joined Leaf Expression Systems in May 2018 having previously worked in Communications at the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA). Farhan graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of East Anglia and did his dissertation on the characterisation of cryptic biosynthetic genes in antibiotic-producing bacteria. He also spent a year studying abroad at the University of California Santa Barbara.