My name is Geraint Parry, and I am an advocate for the plant sciences. After working as a lecturer in plant cell biology and as a national network co-ordinator, I am now the Executive Officer for the Association of Applied Biologists and director of the limited company 'Arabidopsis Events UK'.
These complimentary roles involves project management, community integration and meeting organisation with a focus on excellence across all areeas of plant science.
During my research career I was successful in generating high quality research, published in journals such as PNAS, Nature Cell Biology, Plant Cell, the Journal of Experimental Botany. I have also had the opportunity to teach students both in formal lectures and in the lab environment where I take great pride in my ability to simply explain complex scientific concepts and to stimulate an interest in research.
I have also been the Principal Investigator for the Cardiff_Wales iGEM synthetic biology team. In 2018 the Cardiff iGEM project developed a novel method to prevent aphid predation. We were delighted when the team won a GOLD medal and was awarded the prize for Best Plant Synthetic Biology.
The development of my research, mentoring and communication skills benefited greatly from spending productive years working with Professor Malcolm Bennett, Professor Mark Estelle and Professor Scott Michaels. My previous scientific contributions involved initially characterizing the plant NPC, deciphering the mechanisms that control expression of auxin receptor proteins and analysis patterns of histone modification and DNA replication (see previous research).
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