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Professor Ottoline Leyser awarded a DBE

last modified Dec 31, 2016 09:28 AM

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of SLCU, has been made a DBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to Plant Science, Science in Society and Equality and Diversity in Science.

Professor Leyser said, "This is a huge honour. It’s so uplifting that things I really care about can be celebrated in this extraordinary way. Science has such a lot to offer the world, which makes it really important that science is open to all, so that everyone can contribute to the process and benefit from the results." 

 

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