Martin A. J. Parry

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      • University: Lancaster University

    PhD, Air Pollutant Effects on the Growth of Cereals, and MSc, Plants & Environment, Imperial College London (1983, 1974); BSc, Botany & Zoology, Alberystwyth University. Martin Parry is Professor of Plant Science for Food Security, providing strategic leadership of research to facilitate the development of globally relevant and accessible food systems. His own research is directed towards the goals of improving yield potential and yield stability whilst maintaining quality and improving the efficiency of production. His research both encompasses the exploitation of natural diversity and also the creation of new characteristics through biotechnology. His research is widely recognized. In 2014 he was presented with China National Friendship Award by Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing and in 2015 was made an honorary member of the association of Applied Biology. He is also an Honorary Professor, Universitat de les Illes Ballears, Palma, Spain; and a Visiting Professor at North West A&F University, Yanglin, China. Martin has experience in publishing, as an author (over 150 peer reviewed papers), as a referee, as an editor (Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Biochemical Journal and Annals of Applied Biology), an associate editor (Plant Biotechnology Journal, as the chair of editorial boards (Food and Energy Security and Annals of Applied Biology) and as a member of management boards (Conservation Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Plant Direct, The Plant Journal and Annals of Applied Biology). Martin has also been involved in the conception, development and launch of two new journals (Plant Biotechnology Journal (launched in Jan 2003) and Food and Energy Security (launched in 2011)). Martin has a good understanding of the problems, needs and concerns and of the appropriate solutions needed to develop existing and new publications in a rapidly evolving environment.