Professor Dale Sanders
After graduating his BA from the University of York, Prof. Dale Sanders undertook a PhD in Plant Biophysics at Cambridge University in 1979. He spent five years at Yale University of Medicine before returning to York as a lecturer in 1983. His research since that time has focussed primarily on investigating the fundamental mechanisms by which plants absorb and distribute inorganic ions.
The excellent research from his laboratory has led to a number of accolades such as the Koerber European Science Prize and election as a Fellow of the Royal Society. After heading up the Biology Department at York from 2004, Dale was appointed as Director of the John Innes Centre in 2010.