Jack is a geneticist with expertise in genetic engineering, bacterial genetics and biosafety. He has participated in the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development as a lead author and as a contributing author to the International Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment.
Research interests include the genetics and molecular biology of bacteria, phage, plasmids and some single-celled eukaryotic microorganisms with particular interest in antibiotic resistance, but also in biosafety science and the history of genetics.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Canterbury
Director, Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety
University of Oregon, PhD Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BSc(hons) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A comparative evaluation of the regulation of GM crops or products containing dsRNA and suggested improvements to risk assessments, Environment International v55
Molecular profiling — a tool for addressing emerging gaps in the comparative risk assessment of GMOs, Environment International v37