Oxford DSc for Prof Paul Bolwell

Posted on 13/03/2012

We are extremely pleased to announce the award of Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Oxford to Paul Bolwell, Emeritus Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences, for his outstanding original contribution to plant science over the past 30 years.

His research has significantly advanced our knowledge in four main areas of plant sciences: the biosynthesis and structure of the plant cell wall; engineering the structure of the plant cell wall; plant pathogenesis and defensive responses associated with pathogen attack and elicitor treatment; natural antioxidants. His work has been cited more than 6000 times.

Until recently, Paul was also editor of the journal, Phytochemistry. Despite the debilitating effects of motor neurone disease, Paul was able to attend the ceremony, with his family and close friends, and receive the award personally on the 3rd of March 2012.

If you would like to send your congratulations, Paul can be contacted by e-mail at p.bolwellrhul.ac.uk.

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