Professor Sarah Gurr
Chair in Food Security

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

BBSRC Council, 2012-2015.

Chair, BBSRC Research Institute review of Bioinformatics and Biomathematics, 2013

Chair, BBSRC, NERC; DEFRA committee on Tree Health (THAPSI), 2012-2013

Member BBSRC Biosciences Skills and Careers Strategy panel, 2013-

BBSRC Remunerations Committee, 2013 –

President British Society for Plant Pathology, 2009-2010.

Commissioned Foresight document (Sir John Beddington)“Reducing Risk of Future Disasters” 2012, McLean, Kao and Gurr “Predicting Biological Hazards”

Editorial responsibilities

Editor of Molecular Plant Pathology until 2008

Editor of Food Security from 2013

Invited lectures

Plenary speaker 2009 Epidemics2 International conference in Athens.

Plenary speaker 2012 Patholux conference, Luxembourg. 

Invited speaker “Inside Government” on “Meeting the Challenges of Global Food Security", 2013; UK Plant Sciences Federation Dundee 2013, 27th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, 2013.

Many conference talks and various at Universities and Research Institutes.

Organised BSPP Presidential (international) meeting at Oxford on “Darwin, Disease, Crops and Pathogens”, September 2009

Media Coverage

Featured in BBSRC Business News April 2008

Various Radio interviews (Farming Today, Radio Oxford

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