PLANT SCIENTISTS HONOURED WITH ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH FELLOWSHIPSPLANT SCIENTISTS HONOURED WITH ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH FELLOWSHIPS

5th Mar 2014

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) today released the names of 53 distinguished individuals (PDF) who have been honoured with Fellowships for their contributions to "the advancement of learning and useful knowledge".

Among the new Fellows, who are elected via a rigorous five-stage nomination process, are current GARNet committee member David Salt, and former GARNet committee member Claire Halpin

As a pioneer in the field of ionomics, Professor Salt, from the University of Aberdeen, is interested in understanding the functions of genes and gene networks that regulate the elemental composition of plant organisms, tissues or cells. He also seeks to understand the evolutionary forces that shape this regulation, and has developed the ionomicsHUB; an online resource for scientists studying the ionomes of a variety of organisms, including Arabidopsis. 

Claire Halpin is a Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Deputy Head of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee. Her research focuses on the biosynthesis of lignin, as well as meiotic recombination. Professor Halpin was also the recent recipient of the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Congratulations to both David and Claire!