Professor Sir David Baulcombe
David Baulcombe has diverse interests in plant biology ranging from disease resistance though to epigenetic inheritance. His group discovered a type of small RNA that protects plants against RNA of parasites including viruses and selfish DNA.
He is Regius Professor of Botany and Edward Penley Abraham Royal Society Research Professor in the University of Cambridge. His awards include the Lasker Prize and the Royal Medal, a premier award of the Royal Society.