Sir David Baulcombe named as new Biochemical Society President

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Plant scientist and geneticist elected as president of learned society for work on cancer, HIV and disease-resistant crops

His findings have opened new avenues in areas like HIV and cancer treatment and disease-resistant agriculture.

Steve Busby, chairman of the Biochemical Society

Plant scientist and geneticist Sir David Baulcombe, FRS, has been elected President of the Biochemical Society, the largest learned society in the biosciences.

Sir David will become President of the Society from January 2015 as it implements its five-year strategy to strengthen its international relationships.

“I have always admired the Biochemical Society and the way it promotes our subject. It will be a privilege to help with its current exciting work,” said Sir David.

The Society’s chairman Steve Busby said: “His findings have opened new avenues in areas like HIV and cancer treatment and disease-resistant agriculture. It will be an honour to have someone of Sir David’s calibre at the helm of the Biochemical Society.”


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