Ottoline Leyser#


Ottoline Leyser
Membership Number:5773
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Elected:2021
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/people/leyser-ottoline
ORCID:0000-0003-2161-3829



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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2020 Regius Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Science and Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 2020 - 2025 CEO UK Research and Innovation
  • 2013 - 2020 Professor of Plant Development and Director, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 2012 Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
  • 2011 - 2012 Professor of Plant Development and Associate Director, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 1994 - 2010 Dept of Biology, University of York, Lecturer (1994), Reader (1999), Prof (2002 - 2010)
  • 1993 - 1994 Post-doctoral researcher, Dept of Genetics, University of Cambridge
  • 1990 - 1993 Post-doctoral researcher, Dept of Biology, Indiana University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Plant hormone signalling
  • Shoot branching plasticity
  • Plant developmental genetics

Honours and Awards
  • 2000 Society for Experimental Biology President’s Medal
  • 2007 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award
  • 2007 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2007 Elected Member of EMBO
  • 2009 Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • 2010 International Plant Growth Substance Association Silver Medal
  • 2012 European Research Council Advanced Grant
  • 2012 Elected Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences USA
  • 2014 Honorary Doctorate, Swedish Agricultural University
  • 2014 Elected to the Leopoldina
  • 2016 UK Genetics Society Medal
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 2017 Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • 2017 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award
  • 2018 OlChemIm Award for research on Plant Hormones
  • 2019 Honorary Doctorate, University of Aberdeen
  • 2019 Rutherford Memorial Lecturer
  • 2020 Honorary Doctorate, University of Guelph
  • 2020 British Society for Developmental Biology Waddington Medal
  • 2020 Elected Honorary Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences

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