David Baulcombe#


David Baulcombe
Email:dcb40 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:2159
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:dbaulcombe
Elected:2002
Homepage: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/davidbaulcombe






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2007 Professor of Botany at Cambridge University as a Royal Society Research Professor
  • 2002 Full professorship, University of East Anglia
  • 1990–1993 and 1999-2003, Sainsbury Laboratory, Head of Laboratory
  • 1988 Sainsbury Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist
  • 1980 Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) in Cambridge (independent scientist, principal scientific officer)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovering a novel type regulatory RNA - siRNA

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Balzan Prize 
  • 2010 Wolf Prize in Agriculture
  • 2009 Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to plant science
  • 2009 Harvey Prize
  • 2008 co-recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science
  • 2008 co-recipient (with Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun) of the Albert Lasker Award
  • 2008 Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2006 Royal Society's Royal Medal
  • 2005 Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 co-recipient (with Craig Mello and Andrew Fire) of the Massry Prize
  • 2004 M. W. Beijerinck Virology Prize
  • 2003 co-recipient (with Craig Mello, Andrew Fire and Thomas Tuschl) of the Wiley Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
  • 2002 Ruth Allen Award
  • 2002 Kumho Science International Award in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • 2002 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2001 Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)


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