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Heather Whitney, co-CSO

Dr Heather Whitney (School of Biology, University of Bristol) is currently Reader in Plant Interactions . Has 20+ years experience in Plant Science Research investigating nanostructures in plants and their biological impacts, including the development of nanomaterials systems for plant-based applications. Experience in initiating, funding and managing large multi-institute projects that have brought in over £6 million in research funding, and in initiating industrial collaborations. Co-inventor of the carbon dot technology. 2012 winner of the SEB Presidents medal awarded annually to ‘young scientists of outstanding merit’.