Udo Conrad was born in 1954 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz) in Saxony, Germany. From 1974 to 1979, he studied biology at Greifswald University, Germany. From 1979 to 1991, he was a Researcher at the Zentralinstitut für Genetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung Gatersleben. In 1985, he finished his dissertation entitled “Serologische differenzierung und biochemische charakterisierung von alloenzymen der glucosephosphatisomerase der hausmaus,” and in 1998, he received the Habilitation degree in botany at Göttingen University, Germany. Since 1992, he has been the Head of the Phytoantibody Group, IPK Gatersleben, Germany. Since 2001, he has been a Lecturer at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology, Halle University. His research interests include molecular farming, expression of recombinant antibodies/antibody fragments and vaccines in plants, development of enrichment/purification methods by use of ELP fusions, and expression of spider silk protein derivatives in transgenic plants; immunomodulation of protein-, pathogen-, and phytohormone functions in transgenic plants and immunomodulation of ABA functions; phage display technology and selection and characterization of specific scFv, VH, and nanobodies (VHH) from phage display libraries; and study of seed development.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2010