Professor Malcolm Bennett elected Fellow of Royal Society
We are pleased to announce that Professor Malcolm Bennett, a member of the Rank Prize Nutrition Committee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. 62 scientists from across the globe have been elected this year for their outstanding contribution to scientific understanding.
Malcolm is a plant biologist based at the University of Nottingham. His pioneering research focuses on “the hidden half of plants”, exploring how roots grow, develop, and adapt to their soil environment.
Malcom said: “I am delighted to receive this fellowship from the Royal Society. This award was based on a track record of research discoveries that relied on the outstanding efforts of many researchers I have had the privilege to work with over the past 20 years. I am also grateful for the support of my colleagues in the School of Biosciences and across the Faculty of Science and University. Nottingham provides a fantastic scientific environment to perform world-leading research and this award provides clear evidence of this.”
Malcom will be formally admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society at the Admissions Day ceremony which is delayed until May 2021, when he will sign the Charter Book and the Obligation of the Fellows of the Royal Society.
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