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Donald Grierson

Donald Grierson, British plant geneticist educator and researcher. Achievements include research in plant gene identification and regulation. Member council Innovation E. Midlands, Nottingham, 2005—2007, Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, 1994—2000, chairman council, 2000—2002; member research assessment exercise Higher Education Funding Council, England, 1995—1996.

Background

  • Grierson, Donald was born on October 1, 1945 in Chipstead, Surrey, England. Son of John Harvey Grierson and Margaret Head.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University E. Anglia, Norwich, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, 1972. Doctor of Science, University Nottingham, England, 1999.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), National Polytechnic Toulouse, France, 2000.

    Career

    • Academy staff University Nottingham, since 1971, professor plant physiology, 1986—2008, head Biosciences, 2000—2002. Pro-vice-chancellor research, 2003—2007. Emeritus professor, 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in plant gene identification and regulation.

    Membership

    Member council Innovation E. Midlands, Nottingham, 2005—2007, Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, 1994—2000, chairman council, 2000—2002. Member research assessment exercise Higher Education Funding Council, England, 1995—1996.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Carole Judson, July 31, 1965. Children: Ellen Kathryn, Michael Stuart, Claire Suzanne, David Harvey.
    • father: John Harvey Grierson
    • mother: Margaret Head
    • spouse: Elizabeth Carole Judson
    • children: Ellen Kathryn Grierson
    • Michael Stuart Grierson
    • Claire Suzanne Grierson
    • David Harvey Grierson
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    Born October 1, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      University E. Anglia
    • 1972
      University Edinburgh
    • 1999
      University Nottingham
    • 2003 - 2007
      pro-vice-chancellor research
    • 2009
      emeritus professor
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