Elected: 2014
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Claire Halpin FRSE

Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Dundee.

Professor Claire Halpin joined University of Dundee in 1996 as Lecturer in Plant Science. She gained her PhD in Plant Science at University of Leicester in 1990 before becoming a Post-Doctoral Scientist at ICI Seeds. Claire works on several aspects of plant biology and biotechnology with a major research focus on understanding cell wall deposition, particularly lignin biosynthesis.