Dr. Joanna Greenwood Joins Applied DNA Sciences as Technical Director, EMEA

Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a biotech firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions, announced today the appointment of a new member of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team. Dr. Joanna Greenwood, who is well known and respected throughout the United Kingdom and European Forensic taggant industry for her extensive knowledge, experience and integrity, has joined APDN as Technical Director, EMEA.

Dr. Greenwood holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University in England and a B.Sc. with first class honours from Durham University as well as having a plethora of research publications to her name. Jo previously served at SmartWater Technology Limited, rising to the position of Director of Technical Services.

Her experience notably includes:

Over 16 years of expertise in analytical chemistry techniques, specializing in the detection of trace elements
The development and validation of new methods of analysis and sample preparation
Expertise in the field of data interpretation especially as it relates to trace evidence
Management of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories
Quality control analysis and quality management systems
Extensive experience in law courts as an expert witness, and,
Technical author of a British Standards Institute

On joining APDN, Dr. Greenwood commented, “I am very much looking forward to working with the Applied DNA Sciences EMEA team, supporting new and existing clients in their use of APDN’s ground-breaking forensic solutions to combat criminal activity. The opportunity to be part of an organization with such a strong emphasis on innovation and bringing new, technologically advanced, products to market, is particularly exciting.”

Tony Benson, Managing Director for EMEA said, “Having Jo on board will bring significant benefits to our EMEA clients as we expand operationally in the region with a broader technology solution set and the laboratory and forensic services that provide the full backstop of assurance for our customers. I have no doubt that Jo will both enjoy the role and excel in her new environment at APDN where our people are recognized as our most valuable assets.”

Dr. James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, stated, “Jo’s scientific and business acumen fit perfectly with our technology and business road maps. Her experience will help us make the world a better, more authentic place.”

About Applied DNA Sciences

APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA describes the uncopyable marker that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. SigNature DNA is at the core of a family of products such as DNAnet®, our antitheft product, SigNature T®, targeted toward textiles, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track and trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

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