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Ottoline Leyser is made a Dame

Posted on 4 January 2017

Professor Ottoline Leyser FRS has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to plant science, science in society, and equality and diversity in science.

Ottoline is an internationally recognised scientist and was a member of staff in the Department of Biology at York between 1994-2010She is an Honorary Professor of the Department, and is currently Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory and Professor of Plant Development at the University of Cambridge.