Director of Research, Alltech
Richard Murphy is the research director at Alltech's European Bioscience Centre. After graduating with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry in 1994 from NUI Galway, he received a research scholarship from Alltech and completed his Ph.D in the Dept. of Biochemistry NUI Galway in 1999. His doctoral research focused on the production of enzymes of industrial importance. Following a move to Dunboyne, his research focused on the physicochemical characterization of organic trace elements and minerals in addition to microbial fermentation technologies. His current research interests and activities are diverse and include such areas as differentiation of organic trace elements, microbiomics, cellular biotechnology and in more recent times the area of nutrigenomics.