Dr. Bedbrook is a founder and Member of the DiCE Molecules Board of Directors. Dr. Bedbrook also serves as vice president of research and development, DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition of EI DuPont De Nemours & Co. Dr. Bedbrook joined DuPont in July 2004 through the acquisition of Verdia Inc. by Pioneer. He was chief executive officer and director of Verdia Inc. and its president from March 2002 to July 2004. He joined Maxygen Inc. as president of Agriculture in November 1999. Before joining Maxygen, Dr. Bedbrook served as chief executive officer of Plant Science Ventures and was chief technology officer at SAVIA from February 1998 to October 1999. Before joining SAVIA, Dr. Bedbrook held several senior management positions, including executive vice president of research and development and co-president at DNA Plant Technology Corp. from 1988 to 1997 and also served as director, science. He was founder and served as vice president of research at Advanced Genetic Sciences Inc.
Dr. Bedbrook earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Auckland New Zealand. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Harvard Medical School and held a Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship to Harvard University. He was also a Cabot Fellow at Harvard University and an EMBO Fellow to the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge, England.