David Baulcombe

University of Cambridge, UK

Sessions by Adrienne H.K. Roeder

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Sir David Baulcombe is one of the most influential plant scientists today. He is a Royal Society Research Professor and Regius Professor of Botany in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK. His ground-breaking work discovered a novel type of regulatory RNA – siRNAs that determine the specificity of RNA-mediated gene silencing in plants. These siRNAs are now studied all over the world by scientists working on plants as well as in other systems including animals and humans. David made seminal contributions to the fields of virus movement, gene silencing and disease resistance relevant to all eukaryotes. His discoveries also led to the development of new genetic tools for fundamental research that transformed gene discovery and assist both agriculture and human health. In recognition of his scientific achievements David was presented with many awards, including the prestigious Lasker Award for medical research (2008), also referred to as ‘America’s Nobel Prize’, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science (2008), the Royal Medal (2006), the Wolf Prize for Agriculture (2010), the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies (2013) just to name a few