Professor Peter Horton FRS

 

Peter Horton

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield.

Peter Horton is a plant biologist distinguished for his integration of photosynthetic processes, from the molecule to the biosphere. A highly cited researcher in plant and animal sciences, Horton’s world leadership is based on his insightful hypotheses supported by elegant experimental demonstrations of the transformations that enable the photosynthetic apparatus to deal efficiently with limiting light and to dissipate excess light during environmental stress. His research has made distinctive, wide ranging contributions to photosynthesis across the boundaries between biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology into physiology, ecophysiology and agriculture.

Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement