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Research Committee B

Plants, microbes, food and sustainability

For research topics covered by each Research Committee and to apply for funding visit the funding areas page.

Core members

Tina Barsby (Chair) - National Institute of Agriculture Botany
Frank Sargent (Deputy Chair) - University of Dundee
John Armstrong - University of Sussex
Roslyn Bill - Aston University
James Brown - John Innes Centre
Andrew Corran - Syngenta
Richard Daniel - Newcastle University
Jeremy Derrick - The University of Manchester
Linda Field - Rothamsted Research
Christine Foyer - University of Leeds
Chris Franklin - University of Birmingham
John Gatehouse - Durham University
Julie Gray - The University of Sheffield
Jeffrey Green - The University of Sheffield
Claire Grierson - University of Bristol
Anthony Hall - University of Liverpool
Kim Hammond-Kosack - Rothamsted Research
Angela Hodge - University of York
Eric Holub - The University of Warwick
David Jones - University of Bangor
Julian Ketley - University of Leicester
Guy Kirk - Cranfield University
David Leak - University of Bath
Philip Mullineaux - University of Essex
Donal O'Sullivan - University of Reading
David Pearce - NERC British Antarctic Survey
Gail Preston - University of Oxford
Saul Purton - University College London
Michael Roberts - Lancaster University
Frank Sargent - University of Dundee
Nicholas Smirnoff - University of Exeter
Derek Stewart - James Hutton Institute
Martin Welch - University of Cambridge
Marjan Van der Woude - University of York

For a list of members who attended the last three responsive mode meetings please visit our Recent grant awards webpage (see related links above).

Meeting dates


18-19 February

21-22 May


25-26 February

20-21 May

23-24 September


19-20 February

21-22 May

11-12 September


28-29 February

15-16 May

18-19 September