Professor Sir David Charles Baulcombe

Head of Group, Regius Professor of Botany, University of Cambridge

Sir David Charles Baulcombe is a British plan scientist and geneticist. He is a Royal Society Research Professor and Regius Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

He studied Botany at the University of Leeds and continued his studies at the University of Edinburgh, where he received his PhD for research on mRNA in vascular plants. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University and the University of Georgia, and then joined the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge, where he started his career as an independent scientist. He was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, and given full professorship in 2002. In 2007, he became the next Professor of Botany at Cambridge University as a Royal Society Research Professor. He serves on several committees and study sections, was elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation and was president of the International Society of Plant Molecular Biology. He is also a senior advisor for the EMBO Journal.