Elected: 2018
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Wayne Powell
Principal and Chief Executive, SRUC - King's Buildings Campus
Professor Wayne Powell has shown a life-long commitment to the application of cutting-edge science, delivering practical benefits for agriculture and the rural economies of the developed and developing world. His early work was in theoretical quantitative genetics and laid a practical foundation for the deployment of new technologies in plant breeding. More recently, his research interests are at the interface of genome science, plant breeding and conservation of genetic resources, with a strong focus on ‘public good’ outcomes. Wayne’s leadership experience spans the public, private and University sectors with a strong international focus.