Elected: 2011
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Hugh Gordon Nimmo FRSE

Professor of Plant Biochemistry, University of Glasgow.

Professor Hugh Nimmo is a biochemist with scientific interests concerning the mechanisms and roles of circadian clocks, particularly in plants. The Earth’s rotation results in alternating periods of light and dark; these clocks have evolved to allow organisms to anticipate such regular changes rather than merely respond to them. Hugh has been at the University of Glasgow since 1997, becoming Professor of Plant Biochemistry in 1992. His non-scientific interests include sport and Scottish art.