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Professor of Plant and Soil Biology and co-director of the P3 Centre of Excellence for Translational Plant and Soil Biology, University of Sheffield

Duncan Cameron is Professor of Plant and Soil Biology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield where he also holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Duncan is also Director of the P3 centre of excellence for translational plant and soil biology.

After receiving his BSc in Zoology and Botany from The University of Sheffield and his PhD in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, he undertook post-doctoral research in Sheffield and at the Julius von Sachs Institute at the University of Wurzburg, Germany.

Duncan is a soil biologist/biochemist and his research focuses on plant-microbe interactions in both agricultural and natural systems using a combination of methods including metabolomics, isotope tracers and molecular biology to improve agricultural sustainability.

In 2013, Duncan chaired the Royal Society Frontiers of Science meeting in Beijing, China and in the same year received the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientist Award for is work in translating fundamental advances in plant science into practical agricultural solutions.


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    Professor of Plant and Soil Biology, University of Sheffield