Honours and Awards
Redox Pioneer (2011), Antioxidants and Redox Signalling; Founders Award (2011), American Society of Plant Physiologists; Honorary member of the Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biology (2012); Invited Professorship (2012) Université de Paris-Sud (France); Invited Professorship (2014) Université d’Angers (France); Associate Member of the French Academy of Agriculture (2016-present); Extraordinary Professor Department of Genetics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2016-present); Emeritus Professor (2018) Guizhou National University, China (2018-present); Associate Professor, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Australia (2017-present)
Professional Activities (UK)
Work stream panel member of The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Food; Economy Task Force that helps shape recommendations to Government (UK); BBSRC (UK) Committee B panel member; BBSRC (UK) Pool of Experts; Annals of Botany Company Member, UK; Member of the International Fellowship Panel for the Newton International Fellowships (Royal Society, UK).
Professional Activities (International)
ERC evaluation panel for Advanced Grants; FWO expert panel BIO1, Belgium; Member of the START awards and Wittgenstein Prize Committee, FWF, Vienna, Austria; Missouri State University Plant Resilience Institute, USA, Advisory Board; Member of the Society of Free Radical Research Europe Council; Scientific Advisory Board of Helmholtz Center Munich, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e. V. (Germany); Helmholtz Foundation review panel of the Terrestrial Environment Program, Leipzig, Germany Member of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation; Early Excellence in Science Award Nomination Group; Member of the Evaluation Team for the Strategic Plans of the CSIC centers (Spain); Reader for the L’Oréal UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science; External Member of the panel for revalidation of subject Unit 3A: Biosciences (undergraduate) at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland); External Examiner for the BSc in Agricultural Biotechnology in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius; The Higher Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education Comité CMS2160003556 - V4*-SVE-CANDRESSE, France; Scientific Adviser to the International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden; Chair of Panel evaluating the Plant Sciences Cluster at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; Panel Member, the Research Council for Biosciences and Environment of the Academy of Finland; Panel Member, Evaluation of VIB, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Panel Member, Mid Term Evaluation of the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC), Demark; Irish Research Council STEM International assessment board, Dublin, UK; Panel for Quality & Impact evaluation for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
Contribution to Learned Societies
General Secretary of the Federation of European Plant Biologists; Board of Directors of the American Society of Plant Biology; President Elect of the Association of Applied Biologists; Biochemical Society (member and Society representative on the UKPlant Science Federation); International Society of Photosynthesis Research (member); Society of Free Radical Research (member); Society of Experimental Biology (member); The Linean Society (Fellow); Royal Society of Biology (Fellow).
Senior Editor: Plant, Cell and Environment; Associate Editor: Physiologia Plantarum; Associate Editor: The Biochemical Journal; Associate Editor: Food and Energy Security; Handling Editor: Journal of Experimental Botany.
BBSRC (BB/M009130/1); BBSRC CASE studentship (BB/J011363/1); BBSRC CASE studentship (BB/K010476/1); GCRF HEFCE;British Council (2017-RLWK8-10350). British Council 2017-RLWK8-10350; Commonwealth Scolarship Commissuon Studentship (ZACN-2018-353).
Plenary/invited Presentations (2017-2019)
The UWA Institute of Agriculture, Perth, Australia; Sheffield Plant Physiology Group Early Career Workshop, Sheffield, UK; 10th International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Biology, Hangzhou, China; WUN Symposium cum Research Summit on Impacts of Grain Legume Research and Development, Hong Kong; Society of Experimental Biology Meeting, Gothenberg, Sweden; N8 Agrifood International Conference: Food Production for the Future, Durham, UK: 13th International Conference on Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Plants: Emerging roles in Plant Form and Function. Kusadasi, Turkey; 3rd WUN Workshop of the Crop Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security.University of Masssachusetts, Amherst, USA: International Seminar on Biotechnology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh: Mini-Symposium on Genetics and Biotechnology Conference on Agrobiotechnology. CUHK Shenzhen, China; International Symposium on Frontiers in Critical Zone Science Nanjing, China; Minisymposium on the Role of ROS in plant stress signalling, University of Bonn, Germany: Current Challenges in Plant Biology: Redox Regulation, Helsinki, Finland; New Plant Breeding Mehods for Sustainable Use of Genetic Resources and Security of Food Production, University of Mauritius, Mauritius; 23rd Biannual International Plant Resistance to Insects Symposium, Rothamsted Research, UK; Legume Community Meeting; Rothamsted Research, UK; Advances in Legume Science and Practice, Association of Applied Biologists, Glasgow, UK; Links Workshop for Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya and South Africa; Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB Congress; GRC on Mitochondria & Chloroplasts, Il Ciocco, Italy; 27th Annual University of Minnesota Developmental Biology Symposium. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Entomological Society of America, ESC, and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 4th International Plant Physiology Congress, Lucknow, India; 4th International Plant Physiology Congress Satellite Meeting, Worldwide University Network New Delhi, India; Frontiers of Sciences IV, Leeds UK; EMBO Workshop, Delhi, India; Plant Stress Biology and Food Security Congress, Delhi, India; Worldwide Universities Network, Dublin, Ireland; Plant Oxygen Group, SFRR(Europe) Congress, Munich, Germany; Plants People Conference 2019 -MPIMP Future Foods – Challenges for Global Food Security, Golm, Germany; Plant Cell Environment 40th Anniversary Conference, Glasgow, UK.
UMR Agroécologie INRA/Université de Bourgogne/AgroSup, Dijon, France; International Worksho, Khulna, Bangladesh Department of Biology B/L215 University of York, York, UK, Seminar, Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lanacaster, UK; Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China; Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harbin, China; Guizhou Normal University, China; University of Birmingham, UK; KWS SAAT SE & Co.KGaA, Einbeck, Germany.
PhD thesis Examinations (2017-2019)
Yi Zhang, The University of Montpellier, France: TT Adegboyega, North West University, South Africa; Jose Abraham Trujillo-Hernandez, University of Perpignan, France; Peng Zhang, University of Western Australia. Australia; Natrisha Devnarain, University of Pretoria, South Africa.