Short CV/Education and training

University education

  • 1975 – 1978
    B.A. Biology (First Class Honours), University of York

  • 1979 – 1982
    DPhil Biology (awarded K.M. Stott prize for DPhil thesis), University of York

Work experience

  • 1978 – 1979
    Research Assistant with Professor R.M. Leech, University of York

  • 1983 – 1988
    Research Scientist at Advanced Genetic Sciences (later DNAP) Oakland, CA

  • Since 1988
    Project Leader, Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology, Associate Research Director John Innes Centre (from Oct 1999 to 2009)

  • Since 2018
    Royal Society Research Professor at the John Innes Centre, working collaboratively with Dr Mariann Benz, MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • EMBO Council, 2012 – 2017


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