Opening Speaker:

Emeritus Professor
John A Raven

John A Raven FRS FRSE

Emeritus Professor was Boyd Baxter Professor of Biology at the University of Dundee from 1995 until his official retirement in 2008.

He obtained a PhD in Botany (Plant Biophysics) in 1967 from the University of Cambridge (UK), and moved to the University of Dundee in 1971 where he became a full Professor in 1980.

His primary research interests are in the ecophysiology and biogeochemistry of marine and terrestrial primary producers, with related studies on palaeoecology and some forays into astrobiology.

He has published two monographs (one co-authored) on photosynthesis and other aspects of bioenergetics, and has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous book chapters. Professor Raven was elected a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Edinburgh in 1981 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1990.




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