Professor Philip White
Position: Ecological sciences
Company: James Hutton Institute
Professor Philip J. White graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Biochemistry in 1983. In 1987, he was awarded a PhD in Natural Sciences (Botany) from the University of Manchester. He has worked at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge and, from 1992 to 2006, was employed by Horticulture Research International. Between 2006 and 2011, he led the successful Environment Plant Interactions Programme at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee. He is a special professor in plant ion transport at the University of Nottingham, a visiting associate professor at the Comenius University, Bratislava, and an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee. He has been consultant to the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick, to DEFRA, The World Bank, and to the FAO/IAEA for projects related to plant mineral nutrition and the biofortification of edible crops.